Feel the pwnage

04.01.10 9 years ago

A group of graduate robotics students at the University of Pennsylvania (Saurabh Palan, Ruoyao Wang, Nathaniel Naukam, Edward Li, and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker) have built a haptic reality Tactile Gaming Vest (TGV).

The TGVs are stuffed with solenoid actuators in the chest and on the front and back of the shoulders, and they are timed to go off when your character gets shot. They even get you where your character gets shot. Getting stabbed is no sweat either. The vibrating motors embedded around the vest simulate that experience. Oooh. Aaah. Why the vest can even simulate blood flowing from a wound. [Physorg]

That sounds all well and good until your character gets shot in the crotch.  Then it’s just glorious.

[Vest pictures (and more info) via iRoboticist]

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