Of Course Japan Would Pioneer The Kissing Controller

Of Course Japan Would Pioneer The Kissing Controller

Not content with cruder simulations of physical affection like the love pillow or mousepads with soft, wrist-comforting cleavage, researchers at Tokyo’s Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications have developed a kissing transmitter that aims to deliver the sensation of making out with someone over the internet.

Or, at least, making out with the business end of a hamster water bottle.

Kajimoto Laboratory researcher Nobuhiro Takahashi demonstrates the device for DigInfo News, explaining that the PC controller currently works with a single computer but could effectively be networked to allow for online tonsil-hockey. The lab specialises in researching tactile feedback technology, including a vest that simulates the feeling of hugging oneself.

“The elements of a kiss include the sense of taste, the manner of breathing, and the moistness of the tongue,” Takahashi explains. “If we can recreate all of those I think it will be a really powerful device.” And how. Attach this to a PC release of Konami’s Love Plus dating sim and they’d fly off the shelves.

Of course, we’ve already seen kissing control innovation in video games, but an online ready controller that service the lonelier gamer in their times of frenching needs seems like an exciting step forward for science.

Kiss Transmission Device [DigInfo TV]


  • How long till someone tries to, how to put this delicately? Tries alternate uses for this.

    Probably as soon as the first buyer gets it home.

  • I love how it was pointed out that they could record the kiss of celebs and then have the device replicate that.

  • so… of only a kiss felt exactly like a bent tube rotating in your mouth this thing would eb perfect!

    • conspiracy theorist! next you’ll be telling us that sex doesn’t feel just like humping a pillow.

  • Sooo many things wrong with this.

    As bc says, putting a rotating bent plastic tube in your mouth isn’t just not like kissing, it would probably be quite uncomfortable.

    All this device is a ‘lever’ on one box which when rotated, rotates a lever on the other box. You could make the same thing with a couple of cogs! Sure it wouldn’t work over a PC but I doubt the electronics for that are very technical, I reckon I could probably make it myself.

    Finally simulation accessories like this have been tried before, from memory they tried to make ones that were actually the female and male genitalia that you could use for cyber-sex. Guess what, they weren’t popular, big surprise.

  • Pretty gross actually… It’d probably be more socially acceptable to kiss a stranger in the street. Or, you could do the unthinkable, kiss someone who wanted to be kissed.

  • If it wasn’t for Japan’s twisted technological desires, all hope would be lost for fully functioning sex robots down the line. As to whether or not that is a good thing, well.. :S

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