Not sure this is real progress…Sunday, July 29th, 2012 by Roberto Saracco
Well of course, I am not entitled to judge future habits but still looking at Lovotics last product … well it feels creepy to me!
It is a robot, dressed up in various shape to your liking, with a pair of lips that you can kiss. Why would you want to kiss those lips? Well they are connected to sensors able to feel the pressure of your lips. A computer transforms those pressures into messages that are relayed to the other robot connected to yours via Internet. Actuators will reproduce your kiss on those lips so if your partner has her lips on the robot lips it can feel your kiss, or so it is claimed.
Not sure if it is going to be “the thing” for the 2013 S. Valentine day… We’ll see.
What is good to see, is the progress being made in the interface domain, with sensors able to pick up subtle nuances and actuators replicating them.
If you are curious to see Kissenger at work take a look!