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Old April 12 2008, 04:40 PM   #1
Terengo
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And the holodeck is one step closer

New omni-directional treadmills.
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Old April 12 2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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Re: And the holodeck is one step closer

Terengo wrote: View Post
New omni-directional treadmills.
I was just about to post this, but you beat me to it.

The page you linked to isn't loading for me. Here is another link though.

http://www.physorg.com/news127137136.html

“A key feature is that you need a relatively large treadmill to simulate natural walking,” explains Ernst. “The one that will be demonstrated is 6m by 6m, with an active walking area of 4.5m by 4.5m.”

According to Ernst, this is the minimum size necessary for 'natural walking'.
Since Star Trek holodecks use a treadmill effect to simulate walking, I guess we now know what the minimum size of a holodeck is.
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Old April 12 2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: And the holodeck is one step closer

Good article. How long before it is all put together into a TAS holodeck?
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Old September 15 2012, 05:30 PM   #4
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living-room-based Holodeck by Microsoft

It's "the 'holodeck' technology," said Billy Pidgeon, analyst with M2 Research.
Microsoft Sketches Out Holodeck-ish Tech in Patent App
I would say the photo in the patent really shows the closest thing so far in your own living room.
Environmental display by projection
so that the peripheral image appears as an extention of the primary image
with the XBOX 720 in 2014?
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