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RoBoHon: A first humanoid robot for sale in Japan

"RoBoHoN" A fully featured smart phone. (Image Courtesy: Google)

Looking at the boom of smart phones and their range of features, it has become quite common to have range of smart phones available in the market to choose from. Breaking this concept of common design of smart phones and bringing creativity in the same, Sharp has develop a smart phone which looks similar to a tiny robot and is been named RoBoHon.

This phone is the one which you will have never seen before. Phone is having the shape of human. Smart phone is looking like a Robot toy and is allowing users to check mails and other texts over the screen available on its back. This humanoid based robot is developed by Japanese based company, Sharp and engineer Tomotaka Takahashi, who is the inventor of first robot astronaut ‘Kirobo’, went on sale for base price of 1,98,000 yen ($1,800).

The robot capable of detecting human emotions, swiftly sold out within a minute of going on sale in Japan in June. (Image Courtesy: Google)
The robot capable of detecting human emotions, swiftly sold out within a minute of going on sale in Japan in June. (Image Courtesy: Google)

Features of robotic smart phone

It is also having the feature of walking up to you when there is an incoming call. It can also remind you of a specific event, can also feature a standalone camera and project videos for watching and can be fun around.

Robot is 19.5 cm tall and is weighing 390 grams. RoBoHoN is supporting LTE and WiFi networks due to its 1.2 GHz quad-core processor capability. In-spite of the large size, the display is quite tiny 2-inch QVGA.

It is offering a wide range of applications, based on the conversation with Android. It is also recognizing the faces of the people by use of the front camera and addressing them by their names. For marking of its launch, the Osaka based company has opened the RoBoHoN cafe in Tokyo where the visitors are testing the robot till June 7th.

The Japanese electronics manufacturer is producing about 5,000 units of robot per month and is aiming to be leader of this kind of mobile phones. It has done this after sealing over an agreement with the Taiwanese company Hon Hai which is also known as Foxconn, or also been known for assembling iPhones and iPads for Apple.

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