Physical Telepresence: Say goodbye to Skype, Facetime: This is the future of communication.

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We live in the age of smart phones that can be loaded with numerous applications to communicate with each other. What’s next ? Where do we go from here ?

Students at MIT Media Labs has answered the call with a novel approach of “Physical Telepresence” that provides the ability to remotely render shapes of objects and people.

Physical telepresence is the result of InFORM interface invented at MIT Media Labs. InForm interface is a self-aware interface, that manipulates not only light but also shapes as well. With this new technology, two remotely connected people can interact with each other by playing a ball game, manipulating shapes/objects together etc..,

Watch this video for an experience.

For technical details: Visit Project site