A locomotion interface using a group of movable tiles
CirculaFloor, a project led by Prof. Iwata (presented at SIGGRAPH 2004):
CirculaFloor is a locomotion interface using a group of movable tiles. The movable tiles employ holonomic mechanism that achieves omni-directional motion. Circulation of the tiles enables the user to walk in virtual environment while his/her position is maintained. The user can walk in arbitrary direction in virtual environment. This project is a joint research with ATR Media Information Science Labs.
A video here (22Mb).
Why do I blog this? because I am curious of various tangible interfaces (+ gaming potential).