I'm All For Intimacy, But...

...is this taking things too far?

Kissenger
 

Kissenger enables three modes of interaction:

1. Human to Human tele-kiss through the device: bridges the physical gap between two intimately connected individuals. Kissenger plays the mediating role in the kiss interaction by imitating and recreating the lip movement of both users in real time using two digitally connected artificial lips.

2. Human to Robot kiss: enabling an intimate relationship with a robot, such technology provides a new facility for closer and more realistic interactions between humans and robots. In this scenario, one set of artificial lips is integrated in a humanoid robot.

3. Human to Virtual character physical/virtual kiss: provides a link between the virtual and real worlds. Here, humans can kiss virtual characters while playing games and receive physical kisses from their favorite virtual characters. Further, Kissenger can be integrated into modern communication devices to facilitate the interactive communication between natural and technologically mediated environments and enhance human tele-presence.



Mini Surrogate
Mini-Surrogate is an application of Lovotics. In this project miniature robots are used as small cute, believable and acceptable surrogates of humans for telecommunication.



Lovotics Robot
Lovotics refers to the research of human-to-robot relationship. These relationships offer new possibilities for exploring the concept and possibilities of human love. After industrial, service and social robots, Lovotics introduces a new generation of robots, with the ability to love and be loved by humans.


So, what do you think? Cool gadgets or tech gone wrong?


*** Images and Text from Lovotics ***

Comments

  1. OMG, what will they come up with next! No substitute for the real thing :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. I agree Roz! Although I do wonder if maybe there's a place for this type of thing. For instance, for soldiers and their families during deployment or another situation where there is a long term distance between loved ones. *shrug*

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