apan’s Sharp will launch in May a smartphone that’s built into a humanoid robot. Or is it a humanoid robot with a built-in smartphone?
The Robohon is said to be the world’s first mobile robotic phone — and judging from the price and slightly unwieldy form factor could also be the last.
It’s 19.5 centimeters (7.7 inches) tall and weighs 390 grams (13.8 ounces), making it several times the size and weight of a conventional smartphone, and it will cost 198,000 yen, which is just over US$1,800 and more than double the price of a high-end iPhone.
But those shortcomings are more than made up in cuteness.