Bluetooth-controlled robot launched in Japan

bluetooth robotWe've been looking for an excuse to justify getting a Bluetooth cellphone, and all the usual reasons, like wireless headsets, or even wireless stereo headsets, have failed to entice us. What we really want is something amazingly fun, but ultimately utterly impractical and useless. Like a Bluetooth robot that can be controlled via cellphone. Luckily for us, Japan's KDDI has hooked up with Toshiba to offer just such a bot. While it's a Japan-only item for now, and costs over $1,800, we're dying to get one, if only to see what our Robosapien makes of it when the phone-bot comes charging across the room at it.