Microsoft Research's actuated 3D display lets you touch virtual objects

By Jos
Jul 5, 2013
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  1. There’s always something interesting cooking at Microsoft Research -- even if the technology doesn’t end up in commercial products. The latest involves a rather conventional LCD panel, but combined with force sensors and a robotic arm that moves it back...

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  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +108

    Looks like they're just in the second phase in research but have working prototype model. Not ready for prime-time just yet. Gives you idea of things to come with Microsoft.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    This is awesome. I saw the first experiment involving this. It has been greatly improved.
  4. cuerdc

    cuerdc TS Enthusiast Posts: 34

    Good to see some innovation
  5. ETF Soldier

    ETF Soldier TS Guru Posts: 377   +81

    It actually looks like a really simple concept, but it looks really impractical for conventional use.
  6. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TS Guru Posts: 513   +46

    What a steaming pile of horse ****. In essence it's an lcd moving back and forth and well thats it. It will have no real purpose or functionality in any given field atm a complete waste of resources.
  7. kuroiei

    kuroiei TS Enthusiast Posts: 93   +31

    While too clunky and slow at this moment, this invention could be really useful in !

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