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Cyberkissing Robot Permits Long-Distance Kissing
Pucker up, ladies, the Internet just got a whole lot more lovable. No more will you have to long for your lover’s tender kiss from miles away. Say hello to "Kissenger." Created by Hooman Samani, a robotics researcher in Singapore, Kissenger is a robot with synthetic lips that, when hooked up to the Internet, will transmit cyber-kisses between lovers.
Short for kiss-messenger, Kissenger has lips made of silicon that are connected to sensors that detect kisses through pressure points and transmit them wirelessly over the Internet. That kiss is then reproduced on the other end and creates a mutually shared, long-distance kissing experience. The lips are connected to a small device about the size of a grapefruit that the participants hold in their hands.
Sadly, Kissenger doesn’t have the capability to tell you how skinny you look or snuggle. And it’s not to be confused with "Kissinger," which won’t kiss you but might secretly bomb Cambodia (though apparently, he’s a great listener.)