Qoobo is a fur-covered, pillow-shaped robot with a tail that moves in reaction to touch. The tail makes various movements, depending on how the robot is stroked. Its minimalist design highlights the importance of tail-wagging as a communication medium in animals. Qoobo was developed to interact with users based on this non-verbal, universal language, focusing on the comfort otherwise provided by real pets.
Statement by the Jury
With Qoobo, everyone can benefit from the advantages of animal therapy. The design skilfully reflects an artificial creature with a perceptible presence.