Every now and then, someone comes along with something that gives us a glimpse of the future. In this case, Sharp is the culprit. The Japanese brand has a concept phone that talks, walks, dances, and relates with you like a human would. Think of a futuristic personal assistant that reminds you of appointments, reads out and composes your messages, takes photographs for you, and projects images. It does everything other phones do, but on a different, more personally intimate level.
Say hello to RoBoHoN.
Certainly, there has to be some level of artificial intelligence involved here. The whole idea is to have an assistant who helps get things done with minimal touch interaction. Almost all interaction is via voice and face recognition. The display is small (just 2.0-inch) and on the back of the robot. Hmmmm. It also certainly looks odd held up to the head for voice calls.
Robohon has got 3G, 4G LTE, Wifi, email, telephone, camera, and projector
Here is a video demonstrating the concept phone.
What do you think? Would you want something like this?
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