Wacky Wednesday: The Kissenger


Well here you have it, two companies competing for your sales of providing you with the ability of long distance kisses for your loved ones in far off places.

I’m not sure who came up with the idea first, and I don’t care, it’s the idea I love. First is Lovotics  with an interesting little selection of devices you can hook up to your computer and send kisses from afar to afar. In their words;

Kissenger is an application of Lovotics. Kissenger system consists of a pair of robots to transfer kiss over distance.

Kissenger provides a novel way of transferring a kiss through interactive digital media. It provides a physical interface enabling kiss communication for several applications facilitating intimate human tele-presence with the real and virtual worlds.
Kissing is a very important mode of human communication that involves joining lips in order to express many deep felt positive emotions such as affection, respect, greeting, farewell, good luck, romantic affection or sexual desire. Apart from the surface level enjoyment humans have by kissing, it also plays a crucial biologically motivated role in allowing prospective mates to smell and taste each other’s pheromones for detecting compatibility.
With the aid of digital communication media and advanced robotic technology, the system takes the form of an artificial mouth that provides the convincing properties of the real kiss.

There’s even a few videos to peruse!

They also have other fun wonderful products, that the gadget and geek oriented may be interested in. I’ll show you those in another post.

Then there’s the Kissenger by Mixed Reality Lab, billing themselves as the “ world’s first mobile kiss messenger”.WW-40-prototype1 Not sure how Lovotics will feel about that! At any rate still a great idea for the long distance “lonelies” out there missing loved ones. Although a great idea this device looks somewhatww-40-Kissenger rudimentary in design, and I have to question the longevity of the kiss pad for a number reasons with both products from each company.

Anyway you be the judge and have a look, you may find it fun, or just plain stupid. In my eyes it’s the thought that counts!