GyroCubeSensuous lets you feel it out virtually


Unlike other virtual space/reality interaction devices that typically require some kind of externally attached force feedback mechanism (such as a manipulating arm) for "realistic" interaction, Japan's AIST (Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) and the University of Tsukuba have developed the GyroCubeSensuous, which is apparently able to use gyroscopes and self-contained rotary force-feedback to accurately simulate such (virtual) sensasions as push, draw and even buoyancy. We can think of a few reasons this thing would be useful, but seriously, +5 points for using "sensuous" in the name—Engrish non sequitur or no.

[Via I4U]