Headless Cat Robot Introduced for “Cushion-Tailed Therapy”

Published by , October 9, 2017 12:43 pm

(TheVerge)  Japanese company Yukai Engineering has unveiled a soft, round robotic cat-like cushion with a robotic tail that reacts to strokes, just as a loving pet would. The cushion does not have a head.
“Tails: a communication tool that doesn’t require words,” the demo video begins. It goes on to show everyone who might find peace with the “cushion-tailed therapy robot”: young people living alone in immaculate apartments, children, the elderly. The process to healing is easy: just give it a good pat and watch the cushion’s tail wag softly in response. It’ll also wag and curl the tail on its own, via an accelerometer in the pillow.

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