Move real objects using virtual reality

Can you roll a ball without touching it? Mold an object simply by waving your hands? MIT’s Tangible Media Group can. They demo two innovative projects as part their vision to make user interfaces more physical. Entitled “InFORM,” this interactive shape-changing display boasts a myriad of functions and a mind-bending design.

Also in this video is “jamSheets” which combines pneumatic pumps and thin sheets of paper and fabric to enable users to mold surfaces, clothing or even furniture without the aid of a computer.