you ever just wanted a cat, but without a head?
Qoobo is a new invention from Yukai Engineering that
aims to give you all you need in a small furry companion
without any of the mess, fuss or general responsibility
of caring for a living and breathing animal.
essentially just a round pillow with a tail. Thereís
no head or feet. It comes in two colors, Husky Gray and
French Brown. It wags and curls its tail when you pet
it. It even vibrates to simulate purring.
Japanese invention was unveiled at the CEATEC trade show
in October and should cost around $100 when it debuts in
Japan in summer 2018, Engadget reported.
idea behind the robot came about when its designer was
forced to leave her cat behind when her new apartment
wouldnít allow pets, reported Edgadget. She wanted to
come up with a substitute that could make her feel
lifelike tail is a big selling point for the robot, and
will change speeds depending on how much you pet it.
have studied the actual tail and developed mechanisms
and programs to reproduce the movement," the
company said in a statement translated by Mashable.
comforted is the main goal of Qoobo, according to the
companyís website. The three-step process to using the
robot is "Stroke, React, Get Healed."
itís not a real cat. It canít stare uninterestedly
at you, catch mice, meow at the wall or harass you when
youíre trying to sleep. On the flip side, youíd save
a ton on kitty litter.