Yukai Engineering’s cute stuffed animal robot will nibble on your finger

It wouldn’t be CES season without at least a couple of offbeat robots picturing up. Yukai Engineering, the maker of the Qoobo robotic feline posterior pillow, has exposed a soft robot that bites on a user’s fingertip. The fellowship hopes the “somewhat pleasing sensation” will brighten up your day.

Amagami Ham Ham has an algorithm called a “Hamgorithm” that selects one of two dozen gnawing patterns, so you’ll never be sure exactly what you’ll feel when you jostle your toe into the robot’s maw. Yukai designed the patterns — which include Tasting Ham, Massaging Ham and Suction Ham — to replicate the feeling of a newborn or pet biting on one’s finger.

A soft robot called Amagami Ham Ham Yukai Corporation

“Amagami” necessitates “soft biting” and “ham” conveys “bite” in Japanese. Yukai located the seek of the robot on a character from Liv Heart Corporation’s Nemu Nemu substance animal line. There’ll be a couple of finger-munching simulations to choose from: Yuzu( Calico Cat) and Kotaro( Shiba Inu ).

“Most people like the nibbling hotshot but know they need to teach their children or domesticateds to stop it, because boys and animals will otherwise bite them with full force eventually, ” said Yukai Engineering CMO Tsubasa Tominaga, who developed the robot at a hackathon earlier this year. “Amagami Ham Ham is a robot that free-spokens humankind from the conundrum of knowing whether’ to pursue or not to pursue’ the preclude pleasure.”

Pricing hasn’t been determined, but Yukai and Liv Heart plan to run a crowdfunding safarus in the spring. In the meantime, those braving CES can check out Amagami Ham Ham at the evidence, and perhaps leave Yukai’s kiosk with a slightly better tender finger.

Among the other manoeuvres Yukai will show off at Ce is Bocco Emo. The corporation has revised the original Bocco robot to act as a smart medical device. Yukai says infirmaries in Japan are using it to monitor patients’ vitals( via connected sensors like pulsing oximeters and thermometers) and apprise nannies about a patient’s condition.

During a aviator point, Bocco Emo was used to inform cases’ kinfolks about how they’re doing. It can also communicate with patients applying voice effects, facial expressions and gesticulates while they wait for a nurse to arrive.

Read more: engadget.com

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