Robot Tile / Hiroo Iwata (JP)
Robot Tile 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 motion of the feet is measured by an image sensor. The tile moves opposite to the measured direction of the walker, so that motion of the step is canceled.
credit: Hiroo Iwata