Well here you have it, two companies competing for your sales of providing you with the ability of long distance kisses for your loved ones in far off places.
I’m not sure who came up with the idea first, and I don’t care, it’s the idea I love. First is Lovotics with an interesting little selection of devices you can hook up to your computer and send kisses from afar to afar. In their words;
“Kissenger is an application of Lovotics. Kissenger system consists of a pair of robots to transfer kiss over distance.
Kissenger provides a novel way of transferring a kiss through interactive digital media. It provides a physical interface enabling kiss communication for several applications facilitating intimate human tele-presence with the real and virtual worlds.
Kissing is a very important mode of human communication that involves joining lips in order to express many deep felt positive emotions such as affection, respect, greeting, farewell, good luck, romantic affection or sexual desire. Apart from the surface level enjoyment humans have by kissing, it also plays a crucial biologically motivated role in allowing prospective mates to smell and taste each other’s pheromones for detecting compatibility.
With the aid of digital communication media and advanced robotic technology, the system takes the form of an artificial mouth that provides the convincing properties of the real kiss.” (more…)