This insane cable robot simulator lets you experience VR in mid-air


Virtual reality is in itself quite an immersive experience for your eyes, but the only limitation is that your body does not feel the acceleration of your movements when you interact with the video feed in your headset. Until now.

A few attempts to let your body experience the things that happen in the VR world you are in are out there, like the omnidirectional treadmill and spinning chairs, but nothing gets close to this latest creation: the Cable Robot Simulator. The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics developed a very sophisticated robot that controls cables in a room to move a "cage" in which the users sits. The device simulates the acceleration relative to the way you are looking and moving within the VR world and takes immersive gaming to the next level.

Here is a video explaining how your brain reacts to virtual reality:

How Your Brain Experiences Virtual Reality
How Your Brain Experiences Virtual Reality

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