Meet Kobie, the cuddly Koala on what appears to be life-support. We think Babelfish translation says is best, "it is a fondling elder brother robot of the nose Allah form which gives an emotional stability." Indeed. By which we assume they mean the latest in elderly care robots
. This one, developed by Korea's ETRI
can detect its owner's touches and react with a reassuring leg thumping and realistic movement of the head and torso. That's sweet.