Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have devised a prototype that allows "touch" to be transmitted over the internet by way of a vibrating jacket, a report in The Straits Times said.
So, yes it may indeed be possible to transmit a hug to someone in the same way that we currently transmit e-mail and other forms of data.
"I wanted to come up with something novel, and this is important because people tend to focus heavily on human-to-human interaction," Researcher James Teh said.
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