ces 2019
Feel the Force: Haptics Could Soon Make All Your Ready Player One Dreams Come True

Last year’s hit VR movie Ready Player One featured some fantastic future dream tech, from omni-directional treadmills that you can set up in your front room to a sprawling virtual world called The Oasis that everyone unashamedly prefers to the real one. Read More >>

cars
Is Bosch’s New Foot-Vibrating Car Pedal the Future of Driving?

Seemingly taking inspiration from the iPhone 6S’ 3D Touch display, Bosch has unveiled a new 'Active' accelerator pedal that’s designed to both save you money and keep you from crashing. However, if you have supremely-ticklish feet, it could be one to avoid. Read More >>

space
Watch an Astronaut In Orbit Control a Robot On Earth Using Haptic Feedback 

One day, astronauts on deep space missions may explore the surface of unknown planets remotely—using a rover while they remain in orbit. That concept, though it sounds radically far-off, just got an important dry run. Read More >>

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The Coolest Apple Watch Feature is Silent, Invisible, and 65 Years Old

On the first day of Apple Watch pre-orders, I put on a £12k wristputer and tried to figure out what was so special about it. Read More >>

science
Ultrasound Can Let You Touch and Feel 3D Shapes in Thin Air

Touch feedback has been advancing rapidly of recent time, and now we're at the stage where ultrasound can be used to create entire 3D shapes to touch and feel in thin air. Read More >>

robots
Scientists Built a Robot That Lets You Feel Virtual Breasts

Haptic technology has come a long way in recent years. And at long last, it's finally reached its inevitable conclusion: Boobs. Read More >>

science
Touchy-Feely Speakers Hint at the Future of Haptic Interfaces

Touchscreens are flat and hard by necessity, thanks to their dense layers of glass, conductive metal, and capacitors. But as haptic interfaces start to appear in commercial gadgets, touchscreen devices are poised to become even more… touchy. Enter Eunhee Jo, a British Korean designer who’s spending the next year as a designer in residence at London’s Design Museum, and who specializes in haptic interfaces. Read More >>

research
Air-Powered Force Feedback Could Make Kinect Even More Immersive

Microsoft's Kinect provided gamers with a hands-free way to play their favourite titles. But when the controller was removed from the situation, so was the haptic force feedback that can enhance gameplay. Most of us were ok with the tradeoff, but not the Imagineers at Disney Research who've come up with a way to provide tactile force feedback using nothing but targeted puffs of air. Read More >>

robots
You Can Be a Real Superhero With This Spider-Sense Robot Suit

Who doesn't want real-life superpowers? Unfortunately, getting yourself bitten by some kind of radioactive spider isn't really the best way to go about it. But thankfully, tech is here to resurrect your childhood hopes and dreams. University of Illinois' Victor Mateevitsi, for instance, has managed to bring "spider-sense" to the real world with a haptic bodysuit. Read More >>