Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media

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PostSat Dec 28, 2013 11:54 pm » by Malogg

Amazing Technology Invented By MIT - Tangible Media

Published on 12 Nov 2013

At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT's new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that's only the beginning.

Created by Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer and overseen by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, the technology behind the inFORM isn't that hard to understand. It's basically a fancy Pinscreen, one of those executive desk toys that allows you to create a rough 3-D model of an object by pressing it into a bed of flattened pins. With inFORM, each of those "pins" is connected to a motor controlled by a nearby laptop, which can not only move the pins to render digital content physically, but can also register real-life objects interacting with its surface thanks to the sensors of a hacked Microsoft Kinect.
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PostThu Jan 02, 2014 11:10 am » by Tjahzi

That's pretty cool :flop:

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PostThu Jan 02, 2014 4:35 pm » by Elnorel

Nothing new.
Far from it. :D
Just their application is used subtly differently than any others.

Watched new XMen Wolverine movie? When they make it as usable like in that chair, they get my vote.

Some people use pressurized pistons, some use electromagnets, some use fluids,....
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PostThu Jan 02, 2014 5:35 pm » by Evildweeb


....Here's another one..... :flop:




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