It was love at first sight when I met the Qoobo cat tail cushion back in 2017, as well as ever since it has made its way into nursing homes to keep seniors company. Unsurprisingly, there’s also a demand for this healing robot amongst lonesome occupants or folks that aren’t able to keep pets. Also, several of them have asked for a more mobile version to be their all-day friend. Consequently, Yukai Engineering has thought of the Petit Qoobo, smaller sized padding with a shorter robot tail that responds to not only touch but likewise sound. Better yet, it even has a refined vibration to imitate the purring of a real-time cat.
I could have fun with a prototype Petit Qoobo right before CES, and in some ways, it was a lot more charming than its larger sibling. The robot came wrapped in the same soft, hypoallergenic fur as in the past, but the included gentle resonance made it extra persuading. Rather than counting on a mesh of touch sensing units, the Petit Qoobo uses an accelerometer to respond to touch, which functioned equally as excellent for me thanks to its body’s smaller footprint.
The shorter tail integrated with quicker wags advised me of lively kitty cats, as well as I enjoyed precisely how it would occasionally hold up like an exclamation mark whenever I slapped or chewed out the cushion– in an intimate means. Also, when I left Petit Qoobo alone, its tail would certainly make random life-like motions to obtain one’s attention. You can imagine how amusing it looks when a Petit Qoobo and also its sibling wag their tails side-by-side.
In spite of the added features and also smaller body, Petit Qoobo has the same eight-hour battery life as the Qoobo. The price is yet to be determined. However, I have been informed that it’ll be cheaper than the $149 Qoobo when it releases a long time in Q4 2020. We’ll watch out for further news.