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Qoobo is a Japanese robotic pillow that responds to touch by wagging its mechanical tail that closely mimics the flexible and elegant movements of an animal & # 39;

The cobweb cushion: headless, feline robot cushion waggles its tail when it is petted and soothes stress, according to the Japanese company behind it

  • Japanese engineering firm designed a robot that, when stroked, calms the user
  • Qooboo is a furious, feline robot with a tail that moves when petted
  • Company conducted tests with the device and discovered that it reduces anxiety and depression
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It may seem frightening, but this catless robotic cat is designed to calm its owner.

Called Qoobo, the Japanese robot cushion responds to touch by wagging its mechanical tail that closely mimics the flexible and elegant movements of an animal & # 39 ;.

The purpose of this robotic being is to calm owners, as confirmed in three psychological evaluations to relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue.

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Qoobo is a Japanese robotic pillow that responds to touch by wagging its mechanical tail that closely mimics the flexible and elegant movements of an animal & # 39;

Qoobo is a Japanese robotic pillow that responds to touch by wagging its mechanical tail that closely mimics the flexible and elegant movements of an animal & # 39;

Qoobo was designed by Yukai Engineering in Japan, which is a series of & # 39; communication robots & # 39; makes – all designed to connect people with others and their own emotions.

& # 39; If you rub, it will swing playfully. And once in a while it just wags to say hello. It is reassuring communication that warms your heart like animals do, & Yukai Engineering explained.

& # 39; Start today with your & # 39; tail therapy & # 39; and wrap yourself with blurry love. & # 39;

The device first came to life in one Kick starter campaign where it raised around $ 120,000 (12.3 million yen).

The company shipped more than 900 devices to the campaign bearers.

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It was first revealed to the world at the Berlin Stock Exchange IFA 2019 and has since sold more than 10,000 units, reports AV Club.

The Japanese company has done its best to design a lifelike tail that moves and behaves like that of a real animal.

& # 39; By trial and error we have developed a mechanism that closely mimics the flexible and elegant movements of an animal & # 39 ;, reads the Kickstarter page.

Qoobo was designed by Yukai Engineering in Japan, which is a series of & # 39; communication robots & # 39; makes all of which are designed to connect people with others and their own emotions

Qoobo was designed by Yukai Engineering in Japan, which is a series of & # 39; communication robots & # 39; makes all of which are designed to connect people with others and their own emotions

Qoobo was designed by Yukai Engineering in Japan, which is a series of & # 39; communication robots & # 39; makes – all designed to connect people with others and their own emotions

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& # 39; We have selected different materials for different parts of the robot to improve the movements and appearance of the tail. We have also made it sustainable for use in various environments. & # 39;

A Qoobo costs around $ 120 (12,960 yen) and is available in two colors, husky gray and French brown – and can be found on Amazon.

The makers conducted a study with 38 participants to see if the robot can do more than just entertain its users.

Each subject underwent a psychological evaluation before and after using a Qoobo.

The purpose of this robotic being is to calm owners, as confirmed in three psychological evaluations to relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue

The purpose of this robotic being is to calm owners, as confirmed in three psychological evaluations to relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue

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The purpose of this robotic being is to calm owners, as confirmed in three psychological evaluations to relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue

During the experiment Yukai Engineering measured the normal state and the post-psychological stress state on the three evaluation scales of the current psychological state, pulsation and salivary amylase activity.

They also looked at these factors before and after a topic used a Qoobo.

After analyzing the 35 questions given to each topic, the team found that the robot & # 39; Stress / Anxiety & # 39 ;, & # 39; Depression / Depression & # 39 ;, & # 39; Fatigue / Apathy & # 39 ; Reduction reduced.

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