One step closer to the HoloDeck from Star Trek

Microsoft Research has given us some cool stuff in the past and they don’t seem to be stopping any time soon.

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Today its the HoloDesk, a tool that lets you manipulate virtual 3D objects with your bare hands. Looking through a transparent display, the objects react nearly instantly, rolling from a sheet of real paper into a real cup and falling into shadow if you block the virtual light-source.

Check out the super cool video of it in action:

 

If you haven’t guessed it, there is a Kinect sensor at its heart. Super awesome.

@maniac13

2 Responses to One step closer to the HoloDeck from Star Trek

  1. Deafia says:

    Cool! Let’s hope this works! 🙂

  2. […] We have seen some cool stuff in the past that could bring us closer to the Star Trek HoloDeck, e.g. the HoloDesk […]

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