Yukai shows tail-wagging robotic pillow for people who cannot own a pet

YUKAI showcases Qoobo, a tail-wagging robotic pillow that was recently released to the market.

  • Flexible tail that gently waives when caressed and swings playfully when rubbed.
  • Sometimes wags spontaneously to call the user’s attention.
  • Simple communication method that helps the user develop a sense of bond with the robot.

Qoobo is a robotic pillow with a lifelike tail that makes realistic moves in response to the user’s stroking and rubbing. It is designed to comfort people who cannot own a pet, including allergy sufferers, apartment-dwellers and busy professionals. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2017, it’s now available for purchase in both in the U.S. and Japan

“We are thrilled to present Qoobo after completing delivery to our Kickstarter supporters and those who placed preorders. We have received preorders and inquiries from various types of users, including families of dementia patients and people with pet allergies. I hope Qoobo will bring them a much-needed sense of comfort,” said YUKAI Engineering CEO Shunsuke Aoki.