Yukai Engineering’s elegant animal robot pushes at your fingertips
It would not be complete without the appearance of at least two offbeat robots. Yukai Engineering, the maker of the, has unveiled a soft robot that presses on a user 's fingers. The company hopes that the "slightly pleasant feeling" will brighten your day.
there is an algorithm called “Hamgorithm” that selects one of two dozen curved patterns, so you are not quite sure what you will be feeling when you move your digital into the robot logo. Yukai designed the patterns - which include Tasting Ham, Massaging Ham and Suction Ham - to reproduce the feeling of a baby or pet pressing on a person's finger.
"Amagami" means "soft feed" and "ham" means "bite" in Japanese. Yukai based the appearance of the robot on a character from Liv Heart Corporation's Nivu Nemu stuffed animal series. There will be a couple of finger munching models to choose from: Yuzu (Calico Cat) and Kotaro (Shiba Inu).
“Most people like the feeling of nibbling but they know they have to teach their children or pets to stop it, because eventually children and animals will be bitten with full force. "said Yukai Engineering CMO Tsubasa Tominaga, who invented the robot at a hackathon earlier this year." Amagami Ham Ham is a robot that frees humanity from the position of ‘following or not following’ the forbidden pleasure. ”
Prices have not been confirmed, but Yukai and Liv Heart plan to run a crowdfunding campaign in the spring. In the meantime, these braving CES can take a look at Amagami Ham Ham at the show, and maybe leave Yukai's booth with a slightly more tender branch.
Other devices that Yukai will feature at CES include Bocco Emo. The company has upgraded the original Bocco robot to become a smart medical device. Yukai claims that hospitals in Japan use it to monitor patient energy (through connected sensors such as pulse oximeters and thermometers) and to inform nurses about a patient 's condition.
During a pilot period, Bocco Emo was used to inform patients' families about how they are doing. It can also communicate with patients using sound effects, facial expressions and gestures while waiting for a nurse.
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