Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule

Japanese Media Vehicle is Virtual Reality in a Capsule
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This “media vehicle,” recently shown at an IT exhibition in Tokyo, looks like something out of Ghost in the Shell and is the coolest thing I’ve seen all day.


Riders enter the vehicle by popping open the top and entering what looks like a futuristic cockpit. A large spherical display covers the upper body while a bottom area allows your legs to move freely on a special track.

The machine, which is a prototype, can only handle a weight of up to 60kg (132 pounds). According to the reporter, being inside felt like living in a large video game. Uh, where can I sign up to try this thing out? [Robot Impress]