University of Michigan 3D Lab blurs line between virtual and reality

Friday, November 2, 2012
Ann Arbor.com

There’s a powerful room at the University of Michigan tucked away in the unassuming Duderstadt Center on North Campus. The “room” — three white walls and a floor — opens doors that could allow to you to fly past the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning.

Granted, those stars and the morning have to be simulated using a complex algorithm and inputted into the four computers that each control one surface of the $1 million virtual reality room. But a kid can always dream, right?

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