KDDI Iida Polaris Puts Phone Inside Robot, Follows You Around

Leave it to a Japan mobile phone carrier to figure out the best way to breed robots and mobile phones. Korea's KDDI au iida Polaris is a rolling robot that has a touchscreen candybar phone inside.

The Polaris really looks like a multimedia mobile phone that was gently placed into a rolling dock (yea, I know we are all thinking Sony's Rolly). But it could do a lot more than follow you around and play your tunes. Apparently it could monitor its owner's health, process diet data and record physical activity. According to CrunchGear it was jointly developed with Flower Robotics who also conceived this mannequin bot.

Crunchgear scored this club remix video of the phonebot:

I bet this robot would have told me about 10 minutes ago that I should stop eating cookies for breakfast. [CrunchGear]

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