VR Games Pit Pets Against Owners
3D mouse in a virtual environment (left)
mouse in a real-life environment (right)
I’ve reported on some interesting proposals for kinetic interactive architecture using constantly shifting topologies actuated by pistons and a flexible skin over the past two weeks. The Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore are experimenting with using these techniques to create mixed reality games between pets and their owners.
â€œComputerized movements in Mice Arena are mapped to and from the real world, where an actual predator (your hamster) gives chase to a digital avatar (you) by pursuing a real piece of bait. The avatar’s movements in the virtual environment direct the bait around a small tank fitted with actuators that mold and twist an elastic latex floor into the changing terrain of the game map.â€