Uh-uh, Nope, no way!
I am NOT going to go around talking into a robot's crotch!
Japanese electronics firm Sharp has presented a prototype smartphone which is also a functioning tiny robot. The robomobo is 19cm tall and weighs in at 390g (compare with the iPhone 6 at 129g). Dubbed RoBoHoN, it will be commercially available during the first half of 2016, according to Tuesday's CEATEC preview event. A …
It is the future.
I'm not even joking. Scale this up possibly, and we have a device that sets a projector where you want it, sets a camera where you need it, and can even plug in your headphones automatically for you (etc). A real personal assistant, able to take mail and email.
I would not be surprised if in 20 years time, we are all amazed how we did not have these things when we were "young", just as we do compared to the current generation growing up with mobiles.
When I woke up in a cold sweat kicking and screaming proclaiming the rise of the machines...they said I was insane. They called me crazy they did. Mmmmmad! Mmmmhaaa.
*twitch* *strips down to underpants*
Oh look the nice men in white coats are here with my apple sauce and M&Ms. Tataaa!
The machines are coming and we're all going to die!
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If it could return to a charging base every so often, could it be a little security guard that wanders around your house, phoning you/your alarm service/whatever with video if it sees something not matching the patterns it expects/saw last time, and allowing you to have a two way talk if appropriate?
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Great! A phone with legs! If you misplace your phone you call it* and it will come running to you. Does it come with a key holder?
What mobile operating system does it run? Android, I guess...
* Presumably from a fixed line so you can give directions on how it can find you.
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