Magic Pot



“Magic Pot” is an interactive system which changes the perceived shape of a physical object by using haptic illusion.
In this system, we compose a rendering algorithm of visual feedback which detects user’s fingertips, and displaces and deforms user’s hand according to the difference between the physical shape behind the display and arbitrary virtual shape in display, to compose the visual feedback in which we can observe as if we were touching the virtual shape. This visual feedback evokes a pseudo-haptic illusion which makes us to perceive as if the shape, especially the curvature and size of the static object changed. By using this algorithm, we realize an interactive metamorphosis in the shape of “Magic Pot” using simple interface to shape it.

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