Kobie: the fondling robot to the gods

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.