Have you ever wanted to own a cat but felt like your allergies would
never allow for that to happen? Do you currently own a dog that might
murder a kitten if it were brought into your household? Do you wish you
could raise your own cat influencer so it could snowball its viral fame
into a podcast program that you may have the fortune of banking off of?
Japanese company Yukai Engineering may have a solution for you, if your idea of replacing a living cat involves purchasing a $150 robotic headless pillow named Qoobo. According to the product’s Kickstarter, the “Qoobo is a robotic pillow with a tail intended to provide a sense of comfort to users.” It waves and whips its tail around whenever it’s caressed. When it’s pet a little harder, it swings in a playful manner. Also, on occasion and just because it loves you, it wags its tail to say hello. The Qoobo’s Amazon description also mentions that a variety of different tail movements were studied when making this product, “so that you do not lose interest” in ever petting it.