Various communication systems have been developed to integrate the haptic channel in digital communication. Future directions of such haptic technologies are moving towards realistic virtual reality applications and human-robot social interaction. With the digitisation of touch, robots equipped with touch sensors and actuators can communicate with humans on a more emotional and intimate level, such as sharing a hug or kiss just like humans do. This paper presents the design guideline, implementation and evaluations of a novel haptic kissing machine for smart phones - the Kissenger machine. The key novelties and contributions of the paper are: (i) A novel haptic kissing device for mobile phones, which uses dynamic perpendicular force stimulation to transmit realistic sensations of kissing in order to enhance intimacy and emotional connection of digital communication; (ii) Extensive evaluations of the Kissenger machine, including a lab experiment that compares mediated kissing with Kissenger to real kissing, a unique haptic Turing test that involves the first academic study of humanmachine kiss, and a field study of the effects of Kissenger on long distance relationships.

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YANN ZHANG, ADRIAN DAVID CHEOK, Emma. Turing-Test Evaluation of a Mobile Haptic Virtual Reality Kissing Machine. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, [S.l.], aug. 2021. ISSN 0975-4172. Available at: <https://computerresearch.org/index.php/computer/article/view/2038>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2022.