“Kissenger” ermöglicht Küsse über das Handy

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Silikonaufsatz – Heute


Tolle Neuigkeiten für Paare, die in einer Fernbeziehung stecken. Bald schon nämlich könnten Küsse Raum und Zeit überwinden und bequem per Smartphone verschickt werden: An der Technologie-Konferenz “Love and Sex with Robots” in London hat die Studentin Emma Yann Zhang einen entsprechenden Handy-Aufsatz und die dazugehörige App präsentiert. Der Kissenger kann Berührungen erkennen und weitergeben.

Das Gadget ähnelt einer zu groß geratenen Handy-Hülle und verfügt über ein angestecktes Silikonkissen, dessen Sensor-Oberfläche die Berührungen der Lippen scannt. Um dem Freund oder der Freundin einen Kuss zu übermitteln, schmust man folglich zuallererst mit dem Silikonkissen, bis es die Berührungen registriert hat und dem Empfänger mit selbigem Zubehör zuschickt. Dieser muss dann ebenfalls den Mund auf das Kissen legen, um den Fernkuss zu spüren.

Im Inneren des Silikonkissens befinden sich hierfür kleine Motoren, die die Berührung naturgetreu auf dem Smartphone des Empfängers wiedergeben. Der Videochat in der dazugehörigen App ermöglicht es zugleich, den küssenden Partner oder die Partnerin auf dem Smartphone-Display zu sehen.

Kissenger steht am Anfang der Entwicklung
Allerdings handelt es sich beim Kissenger erst um einen Prototypen. In einem nächsten Schritt will die Studentin Zhang Blutdruck und Herzfrequenzen von Kissenger-Probanden messen, um festzustellen, ob das Handyzubehör mit echten Küssen von Mensch zu Mensch mithalten kann. Ob Kissenger in naher Zukunft auf den Markt kommt, ist nicht bekannt.

10 Fakten übers Küssen


10 interessante Fakten übers Küssen
Küssen ist schön. Aber nicht nur das. Küssen ist auch interessant, wie diese 10 Fakten beweisen! (Foto: Fotolia)

Nearly half of men would have sex with robots

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This could be the end of sex as we know it.

And some women might soon be competing with technology for their men.

At least 40% of European men surveyed say they’re willing to put up cash to purchase a robotic lover that will endlessly put out.

Jessica Szczuka divulged her findings on Monday at the Love and Sex With Robots congress at London’s Goldsmiths University.

Szczuka, who hails from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, reported nearly half of males interviewed claimed they could imagine using a sex robot within the next five years.

“Being in a relationship doesn’t mean sexual fulfillment,” Szczuka said, according to the UK’s Daily Star.

“Sex is a very important part of social interaction.”

Szczuka questioned close to 300 men of all ages and also discovered that relationship status had no bearing on the outcome.

She added that while humans will form “special” bonds, they’ll also enjoy electronic friends with benefits in the very near future.

Last year, a report called the Future of Sex claimed that human-robot coitus will overtake human-human intercourse by 2050.

Researchers warn sex robots could be so good humans stop mating

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by Luke Johnson – Trusted Reviews



We’ve known for years that robots are the future of everything, TV has told us so.

While you’d be happy for one to wash your dishes or iron your clothes, however, you might not have thought that they’d end up as your go-to bedmate of choice.

According to researchers, though, not only are sex robots on their way, they could be so good at the extra curricular activity that it puts human life in danger.

How? Well, Swiss researcher Oliver Bendel has warned an audience at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots (sadly that is a thing), that it’s because they’ll never tire.


Robot sad

If the thought of getting down and dirty with a machine isn’t enough to put your off the state of the human race’s future, how’s being humped to death by a sex robot sound? Not too appealing, no?

“If the machine over-exerts the human, it reduces the possibility of human sex,” he said.

That’s not all we’ve got to worry about from robot lovers either.

As well as being inexhaustible lovers, Bendel suggests that robots could be so good at getting your rocks off, that traditional human lovers will pale in comparison.

That could mean fewer people actually procreating and humans going to way of the dinosaurs – sort of.

Don’t worry though, all of this scarier than the Terminator tech is still a long way off yet. Until then you’ll just have to make do with the latest tech-enhancement to your love life, VR.

Humans could start marrying robots as early as 2050, experts predict

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by Luke Johnson – Trusted Reviews




The robot uprising is coming, but it looks like the machines are going to try befriend us before taking over the world.

Despite what films like Terminator and iRobot have taught us, scientists have predicted the next couple of decades will see us entering relationships with, and even marrying, robots rather than taking up arms against our new droid masters.

At least that’s the viewpoint of Dr David Levy, author of the bestselling book ‘Love and Sex with Robots’, who has boldly predicted “The first marriage will be before, not after 2050.”

Speaking at a London based congress named after his book, Dr Levy suggested the rate of robot advancements, and their increased humanoid presence will soon see the lines blurred with what is and isn’t deemed morally acceptably between man and machine.

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“We’re being forced to contemplate what human-robot relationships will be like a generation or two from now,” he said. “As love and sex with robots becomes more commonplace, we should come face to face with the very real possibility of marriage with robots.

“When robots are sufficiently human-like, sufficiently appealing socially, to the point where they can act as our companions, why not extend that companionship to marriage if neither party is against the idea?”

It’s not just marriage that’s on the cards either. Sex robots are already on the rise, and this could lead to weird relationships that us bags of flesh and bone are simply unable to remove our emotions from.

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“As more and more people come to accept the concepts of sex and love with robots, so societies will develop laws that govern human-robot relationships,” Dr Levy stated in his speech.

“By the time there are no laws to prevent human-robot marriages, robots will be patient, kind, subjective, loving, interesting, truthful, persevering, respectful, uncomplaining, pleasant to talk to and showing a sense of humour.

“And the robots of the future will not be jealous, boastful, arrogant, rude, self-seeking or easily angered, unless of course you want them to be.”

Given that Dr Levy has predicted the first human-robot marriage is less than 35 years away, it’s possible that the first human to wed a machine has already been born. Creepy.

French woman wants to marry a robot as expert predicts sex robots to become preferable to humans

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DECEMBER 23, 2016 8:34AM – news.com.au



French woman Lilly wants to marry her robot. Picture: Twitter.

ON THE surface, Lilly seems like a blushing young woman ready to marry the man of her dreams who makes her “totally happy.”

Only her partner is 3D printed robot named Inmmovator who she designed herself, after realising she was attracted to “humanoid robots generally” rather than other people.

“I’m really and totally happy,” she told news.com.au over email in her tentative English. “Our relationship will get better and better as technology evolves.”

The “proud robosexual” said she always loved the voices of robots as a child but realised at 19 she was sexually attracted to them as well. Physical relationships with other men confirmed the matter.

“I’m really and only attracted by the robots,” she said. “My only two relationships with men have confirmed my love orientation, because I dislike really physical contact with human flesh.”

She has since built her own dream man with open-source technology from a French company, and has lived with him for one year. They are ‘engaged’ and plan to marry when robot-human marriage is legalised in France.

The unconventional relationship has been accepted by family and friends but she said “some understand better than others.”

She won’t reveal whether they have a sexual relationship and is currently in training to become a roboticist in order to take her passion into her everyday life.

Lilly said she finds physical relationships with men disgusting. Picture: Twitter.

Lilly said she finds physical relationships with men disgusting. Picture: Twitter.Source:Supplied

While Lilly’s views will strike many as odd, it’s just a sign of things to come according to David Levy.

The chess whiz and authority on Love and Sex with Robots said he expects human-robot marriages to become commonplace by 2050 if not before.

Speaking at the second conference on the issue held in London this week, Mr Levy told a room filled with academics and interested people that advances in artificial intelligence mean robots could become “enormously appealing” partners within the next few decades.

“The future has a habit of laughing at you. If you think love and sex with robots is not going to happen in your lifetime, I think you’re wrong.”

“The first human robot marriages will take place around the year 2050 or sooner but not longer,“ he said.

One expert said the current sex robots have a long way to go before they are appealing. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

One expert said the current sex robots have a long way to go before they are appealing. Picture: Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPSource:AFP

The conference explored a host of issues on the subject including everything from what robots should look like to whether they should be able to “learn” about sexual preferences and feed back information to companies behind them.

University of London Computing Professor Adrian David Cheok said he believes robots will not only become common, but preferable for many people.

“It’s going to be so much easier, so much more convenient to have sex with a robot. You can have exactly what kind of sex you want. That’s going to be the future. That we will have more sex with robots and the next stage is love … we’re already seeing it.”

“Actual sex with humans may be like going to a concert. When you’re at home you can listen to Beethoven’s ninth symphony, it’s good enough and once or twice a year you’ll want to go the Royal Albert Hall and hear it in a concert hall.

“That may be the way sex with humans is going to be. It’s going to be much more easier, much more convenient to have sex with a robot, and maybe much better because that’s how you want it.”

Kissenger : le nouvel outil smartphone pour envoyer de vrais bisous à distance

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Par Justine Lafferrière


S’embrasser sur la bouche ? Démodé. Grâce au nouveau gadget connecté Kissenger, il est désormais possible d’envoyer des bisous depuis son smartphone.

Contraction de “kiss” et “messenger”, Kissenger est le nouvel accessoire connecté qui permet à deux interlocuteurs d’échanger un baiser à distance. Grâce à un dispositif de capteurs intégré, le périphérique branché sur smartphone enregistre la forme et la pression des lèvres, reproduisant ainsi l’exacte sensation d’embrasser l’autre. “Embrasser est l’expression la plus directe et universelle de l’intimité et de l’affection“, rapporte Emma Yann Zhang, la créatrice de cet étrange invention et étudiante à la City University of London, au site Gizmodo. “C’est une façon pour nous de lier et de maintenir l’intimité dans nos relations“.

L’appareil n’est pas destiné exclusivement aux amoureux et s’adresse également à la sphère familiale. “Les parents peuvent aussi s’en servir pour faire à leurs enfants un bisou sur la joue, lorsqu’ils sont au bureau ou absents de la maison“. Pour l’heure, aucune date de commercialisation à grande échelle n’a été fixée, le gadget étant encore à l’état de prototype.

Vers l’amour connecté

Si Kissenger permet de combler les kilomètres qui séparent ceux qui s’aiment, un baiser virtuel serait-il pareil à un bisous réel ? Ce nouvel outil high-tech alimente le débat autour de la réalité virtuelle. Selon Emma Yann Zhang, “les humains vont devenir de plus en plus intimes avec les intelligences artificielles et les robots. La possibilité d’échanger un baiser pourrait être un facteur important de ce rapprochement“. De même, l’entreprise hollandaise Kiiroo commercialise des sextoys connectés pour permettre aux couples de faire l’amour à distance. Une tendance qui confirme l’omniprésence du virtuel dans les relations amoureuses.

Will we really make love with robots? Yes, says Malaysia’s Prof. Adrian David Cheok

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By | | @Heidivel – Tech Wire Asia

Will we really make love with robots? Yes, says Malaysia’s Prof. Adrian David Cheok



Robotics in the field of love and sex are predicted to go a long way. Pic: Willyam Bradberry/Shutterstock

WHAT will a sex robot look like? Will humans fall in love with robots? Will people be able to marry robots in the future?

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Prof. Adrian David Cheok holding a device he created with his team, called Kissenger. Pic: Adrian David Cheok













These were just some of the probing questions debated at the Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots held in London last week. The conference was moved from London to Malaysia earlier in the year after the Malaysian chief of police deemed the congress to be illegal.

The questions, as you might expect, were endless. And although the answers were, at this early stage of technology development, far from definitive, few were in dispute that sex, and even love, with robots will happen – and probably sooner than we expect.

Co-organizer of the conference, Professor Adrian David Cheok, who is Director of the Imagineering Institute in Malaysia, sat down with Tech Wire Asia to discuss what future opportunities humanoid robots might present the Asian technology sector and how human-like robots can change people’s lives.

How far advanced is humanoid robotic technology at present?

A humanoid, artificial intelligent robot that we love and could have sex with – we don’t know when that is coming. Some people say next year, other people say it is much further down the line.

However, we are already seeing a lot of technology that is related. If you put the pieces together, such as electronic sex products for men and for women – and we are also seeing sex dolls without the robotics – it’s clear there are people investing and buying these products. You can see the trajectories are there.

What will be the key markets for humanoid robots?

Initially, maybe the market will be for people who are disadvantaged, such as disabled people, people who have problems such as autism and shyness.

Right now, a lot of people don’t have sex at all so for them it is better than no sex.

We might see smaller more niche markets at first, but then, as with any product – for example, only rich business people used mobile phones at first – it will come into the mainstream.

This conference was banned in Malaysia – do you think there will be an acceptance of this kind of technology all over Asia?

A device created by Prof. Adrian and Emma Yann called the Kissenger. Pic: Adrian David Cheok

I am often surprised how open people in East Asia – japan, Korea, China – are to sex. A lot of people are using sex products and technology, so from the Asia perspective they are going to be at the very forefront.

It’s already happening. People are already playing games where they can have virtual relationships. There are reports of people falling in love with virtual characters – if they can do that I don’t think it is a very big step to fall in love with a robot. Japan are 1000 percent trying to make sex robots and technology.

But then, if you go to other parts of Asia, they are much more conservative, especially in Muslim countries, such as Malaysia where my lab is. We are very careful not to offend people.

Ultimately it is unstoppable because I believe people want this technology and I think, whether religion or government, it is going to happen sooner or later.

What about robots as a form of companionship?

We shouldn’t forget the love part. There are many different kinds of love – not just romantic or sexual.

There is a rapidly aging population. Maybe elderly people would like to have a pet dog but they can’t look after it, a robotic pet can be very beneficial.

Wouldn’t it be great if someone’s partner could survive as a robot? It would not be exactly the same, but if we could program the robot while their partner is alive then you have a love-robot, a companion. The love and companionship will be very important for the elderly population.

I think robots as companions can help a great deal of the population. They could increase society’s happiness.


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2016-12-29 新加坡万事通










当然,这么好的点子相当有必要做出来呀,于是在2012年新加坡公司Kissengers Pte Ltd开始创作。之后,又结合来自新加坡、斯里兰卡、西班牙、台湾、美国和中国的资源与研发员进行研制~







虽然这个设计已经很牛叉了,但素,伦家的终极目标可是要打造一个Kissenger机器人呢。“Kissenger”的工程师兼伦敦城市大学博士生Emma Yann Zhang喊话:要采用与手机版本一样的科技、使用硅胶来制造完整的人形机器人,将这个技术运用在机器人的头部。他们可以叫“EVA”和“Wall-E”么?……

好了好了,不要闹~“Kissenger” 手机现在只是个设计原型,推出市场的日子和售价还么有敲定呢。。。


Robotic Kiss Transmitter Lets You Smooch a Loved One From Afar

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By Eliza Strickland – IEEE SPECTRUM

Photo: Emma Yann Zhang
With the Kissenger, video chats could be sealed with a kiss.

If you can’t be with your loved ones this holiday season, perhaps you’ve told them that you’re sending a kiss. But if you could really do just that—send a kiss by smashing your lips against a rubber pad that’s attached to your smartphone—would you want to?

The Kissenger (so named because it’s a “mobile kiss messanger”) could give you that awkward option. The two-way device, which allows users to simultaneously send and receive the sensation of a kiss, comes from researchers in London who work on haptics, the science of touch. Emma Yann Zhang says her kissing machine is intended to overcome problems inherent in long-distance relationships. The Kissenger, she wrote in a recent paper, provides “effective communication of deep emotions and intimacy through a multisensory internet communication experience.”

For that intimate internet-enabled smooch, the two users insert their iPhones into their plastic Kissenger devices and place a video call via FaceTime or Skype. When the time feels right for a kiss, both users press their lips against silicone pads containing force sensors. The data representing the pressure pattern of each user’s lips is transmitted in real time to the other user’s unit, where actuators beneath the rubbery surface push upward to roughly reproduce that pattern.

Two iPhones are connected to Kissenger devices. The phone screen shows the Kissenger app that enables kiss transmission during a video call.

Zhang imagines the Kissenger being used not only by long-distance lovers, but also by family members. If grandma held her unit to her cheek, for example, a grandkid could plant a kiss there.

Kissenger could also find less… traditional applications. The gadget got a burst of publicity this week when Zhang presented her device at a conference about love and sex with robots. She thinks it’s inevitable that humans will form intimate relationships with artificial intelligences and robots, and she’s wondering how those relationships would be changed if the two entities could share a kiss. However, she noted in a recent report on her project, “this research will not attempt to conclude whether it is ethically acceptable to have intimate relationships with robots.”

Her upcoming experiments with the Kissenger will provide some interesting data, however. Now that she has a working prototype, Zhang is planning lab tests to assess both its practical and “hedonistic” aspects. In one test, pairs of humans with existing relationships will try out the device and rate its usability and how much pleasure they derived from the experience. The researchers will also record physiological data like blood pressure and heart rate to see if remote kisses affect bodily systems in the same way that real kisses do.

And then there’s the Turing test for kissing. In this experiment, each subject will use the Kissenger to send and receive kisses from two anonymous individuals, and will again be asked to rate their feelings of pleasure and empathy for their partners. But the test subjects won’t know that one of those partners was just a computer program simulating the pressure patterns of a human kiss. Will they be able to tell the difference?

The Kissenger is Zhang’s PhD project—she’s currently working in the City University London lab of Adrian Cheok, a trailblazer in weird sensory technologies. Five years ago, IEEE Spectrum described the little haptic jacket he invented that enabled him to hug chickens.

遠距離戀愛神器 Kissenger,讓你隔空傳送親吻給對方

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作者 Amy Lin | TechNews | 發布日期 2016 年 12 月 31 日 0:00 | 分類 科技趣聞


遠距離戀愛最痛苦的就是想對方的時候沒有辦法得到實質上的回應,有時候也只能看著視訊上的對方發呆,或是用言語訴說著想念。但有個開發者最近研發了手機周邊商品 Kissenger,讓你能在看著心愛的對方視訊的同時,還能傳送實質的親吻給對方。

Kissenger 的外觀有點像一般的手機保護殼,但又比保護殼大上許多,裝上去以後可以看到下方有一塊橢圓的「矽膠親吻區」,而在這塊矽膠的下方其實藏有高準確性的壓力感應器,在感應到使用者的嘴唇壓力後,會轉傳到對方手機的「矽膠親吻區」,讓雙方都能感應到彼此親吻的力道。


▲ Kissenger 開發者 Emma Yann Zhang。

而雖然 Kissenger 看起來讓人覺得有點好笑,但其開發者 Emma Yann Zhang 也在「性愛與機器人」會議上表示,未來人類無可避免地會與人工智慧或者是機器人的關係變得更緊密,那麼如果要能形成這樣的緊密連結,擁有分享親吻的能力的話將會是非常重要的條件。

此外,Kissenger 也會收集使用者的資料,像是他們的血壓以及心跳,看看透過這樣的方式維繫感情的情侶是否也能像在真正親吻一樣有怦然的感覺,並且最終的結果是希望能通過圖靈測驗。不過想要擁有這個產品的消費者可能要再等等,因為 Kissenger 目前還在實驗階段,若日後能真正推出,想必可能會成為許多情侶夢寐以求的產品。

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