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Virtual Reality needs space

Computerphile shows the facilities of the Cyberneum


Cyberneum. Picture: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. Contrary to the appearance, virtual reality needs real physically existing, accessible space. For this reason, the Cyberneum was built, a separate building with plenty of space for walking, running and even flying. The Cyberneum is a facility for basic research in the field of human perception and human-machine interaction. It is part of the department for "Human Perception, Cognition and Action" at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

The Cyberneum...


Cyberneum. Picture: Max Planck Institute for Biological CyberneticsReal Life Holodeck with an Oculus Rift (Computerphile)
The closest thing to Star Trek's 'Holodeck' - a large scale tracking lab with VR headsets used to develop everything from redirected walking to quadcopter control algorithms. Thanks to Joachim Tesch and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics for showing us and explaining it.

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The TrackingLab... 


Cyberneum.Picture. Max Planck Institute for Biological CyberneticsThe (pink) VR Simulator (Computerphile)
This giant robot arm (usually seen on the factory floor) is being used to research the effects of in flight comfort for the VR Hyperspace project. Many thanks to Dr Florian Soyka of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics for showing us their Cyber Motion Simulator.

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The CMS Lab...


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Cyberneum. Picture: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.

Cyberneum. Picture: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.