I was recently thinking about a project I would like to do and realized one of the main things which I am missing is... well.. the usual. Funding.
I decided to put it on Kickstarter, with the plan that should it work, I write my thesis on this project:
Well, looks like I have a thesis :-Dhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/808216251/mediated-touch-a-telepresence-study
If you feel like it, please check it out. Its on mediated touch, telerobotics, embodiment and social presence. (oh. and it will have arduinos :-D...)
I would really love to hear other people's thoughts and comments on it. Also, if you find it interesting and can spare a dollar, that would be appreceated to. (I am have the backing to pull it off now, but lots of it will be hacks which I would prefer avoiding, and I am also going to dig deep into my own pockets to make it happen.)
Anyway. Just felt like sharing this here.