Jun 13, 2016 10:30:00 AM
Posted by Angela Diaco
Skyhook is partnering up with Sharp to provide accurate location in their new mobile robot phone, RoBoHoN. There's not much RoBoHoN can't do. Standing just under 8in tall, his voice activation allows him to help in the office and kitchen. You can talk, make actions, or express feelings with him.
We spoke with Tomoya Tanaka, Manager of Product Planning Dept, and Takayuki Mohri, Manager of Software Development Dept at Sharp to discuss the relationship.
Sharp hopes that RoBoHoN will fulfill our vision to change the way we communicate with electronics through developing a new lifestyle.
Sharp believes that RoBoHoN will create a new market that combines the two: a smartphone-robot hybrid that specializes in communicating through conversation. We hope to expand on this project further.
Sharp already has a relationship with Skyhook using their solutions in several Sharp products. The trustworthy performance in those products was the main driver for teaming up with Skyhook again.
Sharp decided to choose Skyhook as our location provider for 2 reasons:
First, when we looking for a location provider for previous products, we went through multiple evaluation processes with many different vendors. The performance of Skyhook was the most outstanding with the most precise location data detection.
Second, RoBoHoN is a mobile device that you can bring with you on the go, so we needed to embed the most accurate location technology.
RoBoHoN is a robot that goes where you go. By using Skyhook, RoBoHoN will be able to detect accurate location data, creating new experiences for users such as conversational communication based on where you are. RoBoHoN can provide these kinds of heart warming experiences that conventional robots cannot.
Sharp will be able to provide new applications and services using the accurate location data collected by RoBoHoN. Your experiences with RoBoHoN will change based on where you are.
Sharp would like to continuously work closely with Skyhook, bringing new products and services to life together.
We’re considering our next market now.