23 Jul '12, 6am

Miss your lover? Virtual lips are on the way

Miss your lover? Virtual lips are on the way

Professor Hooman Samani, a research fellow at the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at National University of Singapore, displays the 'Kissenger'. -- PHOTO: AFP SINGAPORE (AFP) - Finding it hard to keep up the passion in a long-distance relationship? Help might be on the way. A robotics professor in Singapore has invented a gadget equipped with motion-sensitive electronic 'lips' that allow amorous but absent couples to exchange long-distance smooches via the Internet. Shaped like a small head with oversized silicone lips, the 'Kissenger' - short for Kiss Messenger - was unveiled in June at a scientific conference in Britain and is still being refined for commercial launch. 'It can be used between humans to improve their communication,' its creator Professor Hooman Samani told AFP. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered ...

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