RoBoHoN was developed through collaboration between SHARP Corporation and Tomotaka Takahashi, a world-famous robot creator, CEO of robot development company Robo Garage, and Project Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo’’ Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology.
Tomotaka Takahashi has led the RoBoHoN project as an industrial designer, concept designer and motion developer, and as a result of two years’ project development effort, RoBoHoN launched in Japan in May 2016 as the world’s first mobile robotic phone.
To realize RoBoHoN’s “Heart moving phone” concept, RoBoHoN not only has the basic functions of a mobile phone but is also equipped with a camera, projector and robotics functions, including the voice communication system. These are all embedded in a compact humanoid robot body, 19.5 cm high and weighing only approx. 390 g, small enough to be carried anywhere.
In addition, the technology highlights of RoBoHoN are the newly developed servomotors, one of the smallest in the world, allowing this humanoid robot to walk on two legs in spite of its small body, and the newly developed built-in micro laser projector with focus-free operation, which allows users to project photos, videos, and maps onto a screen or a wall. Users can also download dedicated apps to give RoBoHoN new functions and services over Wi-Fi or mobile networks.