Kissenger The Kiss Messenger Robot Spreads Your Love

Do you long to express your love at a distance? You (and the object of your affection) need Kissenger, the robotic surrogate kisser to transmit your passion. This video proves it works.


(From Lovotics Kissenger The Kiss Messenger Robot video)

Kissenger, as the name suggests, is all about transmitting a kiss over a distance. The basic concept is that you have two robots, both outfitted with an artificial pair of lips. The lips are highly touch-sensitive, but can also be manipulated by motors inside the robot. Then, when you want to kiss someone remotely, you both whip out your Kissenger robot… and kiss it. Your lip movements are transmitted to the other robot, and vice versa. The idea is that you could be half way around the world, but as long as you have your Kissenger with you, you can kiss your friends and family back home.

It's difficult to take this nascent technology seriously. To understand where Lovotics is going with this, you'll need to acquaint yourself with sf writer Frederik Pohl.

Pohl wrote about virtual kisses via tactile net in his amazing 1965 novel The Age of the Pussyfoot; you simply use your joymaker:

"Man Forrester, the personal callers are as follows:

...Adne Bensen: female, Universalist, Arcadian-Trimmer, twenty-three declared, five feet seven inches, experiencer-homeswoman, no business stated. Her kiss follows."

Forrester did not know what to expect but was pleasantly ready for anything.

What he got was indeed a kiss...

Startled, he touched his mouth. "How the devil did you do that?" he shouted.
(Read more about Pohl's Virtual Kiss (Tactile Net))

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