Yukai Engineering Inc., a Tokyo-based robotics startup, will introduce Qoobo, a therapy robot that comes in the form of a cushion with a tail, at CEATEC JAPAN 2017 (Oct. 3-6). Yukai develops and sells products that meet its slogan of “Making the world a better place to live with robotics technology,” including BOCCO, a communication robot designed to help families stay connected with each other.
Qoobo is a therapeutic robot in the form of a cushion with a tail. When caressed, it waves gently. When rubbed, it swings playfully. And, it occasionally wags just to say hello. Qoobo moves differently depending on how you stroke it. You would interpret Qoobo’s movements in your own way, which becomes the “communications” between you and the robot. Yukai used its original robotics technology to develop Qoobo for people who are looking for some comfort and love in their daily lives and those who love animals but can’t have pets because of their circumstances.