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2018

Good Design Best 100

Award-winning item
Therapeutic robot [Qoobo]
Business Owner
Yukai Engineering Inc.
Category
Other products for healthcare and hobby
Company
Yukai Engineering Inc. (Japan)
Hakuhodo Inc. (Japan)
Award Number
18G020114
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

Qoobo is a robotic pillow with a tail designed to provide a sense of comfort to users. When caressed, it waves gently. When rubbed, it swings playfully. And, it occasionally wags just to say hello. We developed Qoobo to make it possible to enjoy the companionship of animals for all – whether they suffer from pet allergies, live in apartments or are too busy to take care of pets. By focusing on the tail, a nonverbal communication tool, the robot taps into the user’s imagination to provide a sense of comfort in just the way real animals do.

Producer

Shunsuke Aoki, Takashi Sagisaka, Yukai Engineering Inc.

Director

Kosuke Tatsumi, Yukai Engineering Inc. + Naoki Ono, Hakuhodo Inc.

Designer

Kosuke Tatsumi, Naoka Takaoka, Yukai Engineering Inc. + Naoki Ono, Natsuki Kogure, Yuki Yokoi, Hakuhodo Inc.

ユカイ工学 デザイナー / 高岡尚加

More information

http://qoobo.info

Market release pending
2018/10

Evaluation

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