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Enabling users to receive digital touch sensations that evoke not only a functional response, but also an experiential one, whilst not having any physical contact with a device.

Our society is increasingly being deprived of social tactile interactions, due in part to increased virtualisation and the growth of digital networks, and recently magnified by the COVID-19 social distancing measures. The TOUCHLESS project will develop the next generation of touchless haptic technologies using neurocognitive models and a novel artificial intelligence (AI) framework. Our ambition is to go beyond functional haptic technology (simple haptic notifications and feedback to discriminate between objects) and enable computer systems to intelligently recreate the experiences that were previously lost in the virtual transition.