The Sharp RoBoHoN is a bipedal robot that's also a smartphone

The Sharp RoBoHoN is a bipedal robot that's also a smartphone
If Sharp's new product is anything to go by, then small, cute robots might be taking over the duties of your smartphone. The Sharp RoBoHoN is a small robot that can move around while acting as both your smartphone as well as your digital assistant.

The RoBoHoN is designed to react to your commands and has an always-on microphone that will constantly look out for orders to fulfill. Sharp's robot can do things such as set alarms, schedule reminders, read and reply to emails, or place phone calls, much like a digital assistant feature would work on a smartphone. But thanks to its bipedal nature, the RoBoHoN can also move around a bit, which is a thing that no smartphone can do.

The Sharp RoBoHoN can perform basic movements such as walking, squatting, dancing, and waving his hands around to greet you. The idea that Sharp is suggesting is to replace the cold heartless smartphone with a device better suited to human interaction. To get a feeling as to how cute the Sharp RoBoHoN can be, check out this official video:



Sharp's robot also has everything that you can find on a smartphone. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC, has 3G, LTE, and Wi-Fi, a camera, and even a built-in projector that can be extremely useful for watching movies on your bedroom wall. For when voice commands can't get the job done, the Sharp RoBoHoN also comes with a tiny 2-inch display with a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels.

Speaking of droids, Sharp strangely doesn't mention the OS that the RoBoHoN runs on. However, based on the UI of the tiny display, we're inclined to believe that the robot is based on Android.

The Sharp RoBoHon will hit Japan at some point in the first half of 2016 at a currently undisclosed price. No word yet on global availability.

source: Sharp

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18 Comments

1. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Because NOTHING screams professionalism like pulling out a toy-like robot out to answer your important phone calls....S/

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

#OnlyInJapan

3. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

4. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Why do you hate everything Japanese? Seriously, if this is about WW2 like some users suggest, then you need to grow up.

5. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

awhh, that is pretty cute. I wouldn't OBVIOUSLY make this my daily driver, but I would like to play with it like a toy, lel. (unless it costs thirty-two kabillion dollars)

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

GOOD NEWS!!! You can buy one for 28.5 kabillion dollars, so its in your price rage....LOL

8. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol that's awesome actually. I would never use it in this form. But say if Sharp partnered with Hasbro and they made a transformers version or a ironman version, I might use it. He can be like a mini robot version of Jarvis. Or a BB Star Wars version that rolls around like the current toy would be so awesome. Lol Actually that would probably sell. A BB version of this with Jarvis voice.

10. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Chobits here we come!

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Bumble bee or Sphero BB-8 version of this would sell like hot cakes. Maybe Gundam version too or Astro boy.

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

If RoBoHoN wants to make money with this, then they better make one that runs on iOS. O.o

14. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Putting that to your head to answer a call looks no sillier than the old N-Gage.

16. hector93

Posts: 25; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

OMG IT IS SO CUTE! I WANT ONE NOW! :)

18. mixedfish

Posts: 1557; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

May as well be a robot, we've got huge phablets the size of frying pans anyway.

19. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Cool...

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