Kissinger Let’s You Share A Kiss With Your Loved One Over The Phone
Have you ever thought of sending a kiss across to your loved one over the phone? Get Kissinger
Kissinger is little larger than a protective case and it comes with an oval silicon “lip” at the bottom. High precision force sensors register a user’s lip movements and miniature linear actuators replicate those movements on the device of the person being kissed.
Kissinger, developed by Emma Yann Zhang who believes that humans will inevitably become more intimate with A.I. or robots and that the ability to share a kiss could be an important factor in that bond. She also makes it clear in a recent report that “this research will not attempt to conclude whether it is ethically acceptable to have intimate relationships with robots.”
According to gizmodo, Kissinger is not named after Henry Kissinger, its name is a combination of kiss and messenger.
Kissinger is Emma Zhang’s PhD project and she plans to continue with her research at the City University London lab of Adrian Cheok. You shouldn’t expect a product for consumers very soon.