We all know the iPhone is a versatile device, but did you ever expect it to transform into a robotic dog? Japanese toy manufacturer Bandai — the company behind the 1990s Tamagotchi trend — is introducing the Smart Pet app, which does just that.

All you have to do is insert your phone into a 7-inch robotic device — it then functions as the robot's "brain." The toy dog can recognize its owner, interact with other robot dogs and show off more than 100 tricks.  Check out the video.