Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One virtual step for man, one honkin' big piece of hardware

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics have developed a omnidirectional treadmill that allows unconstrained walking in all directions. It was designed to be used to walk through through large-scale virtual environments.

Initially, the "Cyberwalk" treadmill will allow people to stroll through the streets of ancient Pompeii and Rome and explore buildings before they are built.

This is pretty cool, but I don't think it would fit in my living room. (some assembly required)

From PhysOrg
via KurzweilAI.net

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