anyone who has been in a distansförhållande or forced to be away from their partner for a longer period of time will know how difficult it can be to not being able to touch each other.
It is trying to Adrian David Cheok, Emma Yann Zhang, Yokihiro Morisawa and Position Nishiguchi do something about it.
The four scientists have developed a gadget they call Kissenger, with which you and your partner can kiss each other at a distance.
Kissenger uses sensors to measure the press on various points when you press your lips against it.
the Counterparty's device then uses small motors to press in exactly the same pattern, so that it feels the same as when you get kissed for real.
It is in any case the idea, and the researchers have a working set of prototypes that are tested to the full.