May 18, 2012
In The Avengers, Tony Stark manipulates objects in thin air. MIT Media Lab researchers Jinha Lee and Rehmi Post have actually created a similar tactile user interface for manipulating real floating objects in 3D space, called the ZeroN.
It’s essentially a small field in which gravity doesn’t overcome an object. Through the efforts of finely tuned electromagnetism, a user can place a metal ball in midair as easily… read more