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Richard Lai in Engadget
As a cat owner myself, I was surprised by how realistic the tail moved, especially with how its wagging intensity increased as I petted it harder (my cat would eventually warn me with a bite). more
Tim Stevens in CNET
On first blush, I wasn't quite sure what to make of Yukai Engineering's Qoobo, but as soon as I picked the thing up it was pretty clear that it didn't matter. more
"When you are stressed. I think this could comfort you and heal you. It's a refreshing concept to have humans and a robot communicate only through a Qoobo intrigued me because the shape of the tail and the ways are just a smile to my face. As a user, you would project your emotions onto how the tail moves, and you could get a sense of healing from that. I felt it after using the cushion myself."
Prof. Nobuhiro Sakata
Dokkyo Medical University
Tests Show Qoobo Reduces Stress in Users.
We have a psychological assessment conducted on a group of 38 people (both males and females in their teens through 30s) to see how they use Qoobo may affect their state of mind. The results showed the experience of meaningful meansless reductions in the Positive mood changes were particularly evident in the participants' responses to the questions posed to measure their levels of "tension and anxiety," "depressed feelings" and "tiredness / apathy."