Qoobo, a Tailed-Pillow That Wags to Your Touch, Is Coming to CES
Yukai Engineering of Tokyo to showcase its latest robot after hitting
its Kickstarter fundraising goal in 6 days
LAS VEGAS (Nov. 28, 2017) – Yukai Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based robotics startup known for creating robots that bring joy to life, will demonstrate Qoobo, a robotic pillow with a cat-like tail that makes realistic moves in response to the user’s stroking and rubbing, from Jan. 9 to 12 at CES® 2018.
Originally intended as a tool to provide comfort to seniors, Qoobo became one of the most talked-about gadgets on the internet after it was unveiled Oct. 3 at CEATEC Japan 2017, netting more than 10 million online video views. The Kickstarter fundraising for Qoobo reached the goal of 500,000-yen (approx. $45K) in six days and has now raised more than 200 percent of that amount.
At CES 2018, Yukai Engineering will also showcase an updated version of BOCCO, a family messenger robot that has enjoyed commercial success in Japan following its unveiling at CES 2015. Capable of connecting to multiple sensors and web-based IoT services, BOCCO serves as an IoT platform for Yahoo! Japan’s myThings, as well as for smart homes developed by Japan’s major builders.
WHAT: Yukai Engineering exhibit of Qoobo and BOCCO robots at CES 2018
WHEN: Jan. 9-12, 2018
WHERE: TECH EAST (Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center), South Plaza, Design & Source Marketplace, Booth #64601 (inside the Creative Vision “Japan Tech” area)
Kickstarter page: http://kck.st/2l0b2ZR
Qoobo Website: http://qoobo.info/