Japan Invents Internet Kissing Machine

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Japan Invents Internet Kissing Machine

Researchers in Japan are working on revolutionary new technology that will simulate kissing over the internet.

It might not look like much more than a box with a straw and some wires sticking out of it, but this device created by students at the Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications in Japan is so very much more than that. "This device is for communications within the mouth, in other words, the goal is to obtain the feeling of kissing," said researcher Nobuhiro Takahashi. "If you take one device in your mouth and turn it with your tongue, the other device turns in the same way."

The video, and the entire concept, strikes me as more than a little bizarre and decidedly un-kissing-like. The project is still in the prototype phase but the distinct absence of lips is problematic and I have to wonder how exciting it can possibly without the risk of stale coffee breath and teeth awkwardly and painfully banging together. Takahashi, however, said the lab is working hard to address those shortcomings. "The elements of a kiss include the sense of taste, the matter of breathing and the moistness of the tongue," he explained. "If we can recreate all of those I think it will be a really powerful device."

And what, you may wonder, are the practical applications for this thing? Aside from the obvious cross-market opportunities with the also-invented-in-Japan SOM, Takahashi suggested that entertainers could use it to record and sell their kisses. "That could be hugely popular if you offer it to fans," he said.

Yeah, or hugely weird. Take your pick.

Source: DigInfo

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So simulated tentacles are only a couple of years away?

skyping is about to get a whole lot more fun

Only a gateway piece of technology to strengthen the porn industry. Will soon be phallic shaped and emit a liquid. Shakeweight is a step in the right direction lol. Oh wait, that was a South Park Episode.

Of course Japan would come up with this, and have it so thoroughly researched as to actually have a prototype ready for experimentation. Who else could do this?

Also, that looks like it might pinch.

I... uh...

Just, what?

Well, I suppose the people of Japan could use a good kiss right now, ba dum tish. Too soon?

Point proven. Technological progress is powered by the desire for sex.

This is just absolutely bizarre. First off so you'd have to buy this crazy contraption and download kisses from the web? I'd rather have a fleshlight in my house than one of those. Far less embarrassing.

Oh, Japan...

It's a rotating straw, I think they've got a good bit of work to do yet....

Bobzer77:
So simulated tentacles are only a couple of years away?

They've already made artificial tentacles, they just aren't nearly as long as it would have to be.

This seems like it would be leaning more towards... Online BJ machine if you ask me, instead of just kissing... Kissing sounds a lot more harmless though!

Ghostwise:
Only a gateway piece of technology to strengthen the porn industry. Will soon be phallic shaped and emit a liquid.

Assorted fruit flavor "liquid" refills optional XD

"I know there was an Earthquake Takahishi but getting this internet kissing machine out onto the market is integral to our rebuilding!"

Erm... I... Just...

What?

It took Japan this long to invent this? I'm almost disappointed.

What else can be said other than "Oh, Japan..."?

SomeLameStuff:
I... uh...

Just, what?

Well, I suppose the people of Japan could use a good kiss right now, ba dum tish. Too soon?

So soon it's almost early.

It looks like we're one step closer to Yahtzee's dream of a full-feedback codpiece.

And I'll assume he intended to imply a reciprocal model for us ladies.

Anyone else just see what appears to be a straw on a rotating disc?

Whoo! Its just like kissing....a spinning straw!

It's nice to know that japan has still cornered the market on weird.

"screw the water! I'm busy building a kissing machine!"

Bara_no_Hime:
It looks like we're one step closer to Yahtzee's dream of a full-feedback codpiece.

And I'll assume he intended to imply a reciprocal model for us ladies.

You haven't noticed the several million models already on the market?

so that's what the money we sent down there went to

As it is, that devise doesn't make a lick of sense!

Um ...
No, thanks anyway though :P
This is not something I could imagine anyone using. I wouldn't want to kiss a robot. That would be really weird. It would make a tiny bit more sense if it was a hugging machine, because I've often felt the need for a long distance hug from my mate. But there's a lot more to kissing than ... whatever this thing does.
And did I mention it's a robot? Kinda creepy :P

umm, why? Whats next? A remote control dildo? Oh wait, i bet these things already exist.

Oh, you silly Japanese inventing silly things.

Just not the same.

What the Fuck, Guys?

... I mean... What the fuck?

I love how the complexity of the human mouth can be mimicked a spinning bendy straw...

I do not want to see the next version of omegle.

thenumberthirteen:
Point proven. Technological progress is powered by the desire for sex.

This is just absolutely bizarre. First off so you'd have to buy this crazy contraption and download kisses from the web? I'd rather have a flashlight in my house than one of those. Far less embarrassing.

Or go the whole hog and get a fleshlight.

If those ends up being some kind of mouth piece...

I think kissing will be the last thing for it.

C'mon Japan, wtf? The word on the street is that you all already 5 years behind in the gaming industry and this is what you wast time on? /headshake

This is extremely weird, like what are they thinking?

Well now this simply isn't kissing at all...

Oh you Japan, oh you.

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