image Have you seen this creation that has come out of the University of Tsukuba (in Japan)?  It’s potentially another step towards holodeck technology. The robotic floor system is called “CirculaFloor,” and it’s essentially a set of four that act as a floor (ostensibly for use with a virtual reality system), that can create the illusion of walking much greater distances than should be possible in a confined room.

There’s a long description required to describe the operation of this system, and it’s a lot easier if you simply watch the video, but the fact that it works, and seems to work perfectly bodes very well for the future of virtual reality as something usable somewhere other than in the pages of a Hollywood script.

[via BotJunkie]