Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Invisibility Cloak Video

Check out this video of an Invisibility Cloak being demonstrated at the University of Tokyo.
The wearer is moving in front of a television screen and colored backgrounds.
Observe that his face is not covered by the wallpaper background displayed on the cloak.
Very impressive. Plus, he has mad dance moves.

The inventor, Susumu Tachi, says he also wants to use the technology to cover walls and give someone the impression that they're actually outside anywhere in the world. Imagine eating breakfast in the rainforest, showering on the top of K2 (whoo, cold water!), and working at your desk in the middle of the Serengeti.
Go here for more information about how it works and what other technologies it could be integrated with, including Augmented Reality, Heads-Mounted Displays, and telepresence.

Here is the project's home page with more videos.


At 6:06 PM, Blogger OwlBoy said...


At 7:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn I cannot wait to play DDR wearing that thing!


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