Our editors have compiled a list of five high-tech tables you can’t buy, or at least anytime soon. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. “Continue reading” for the entire list.

Lambda Table

The “Lambda Table” is basically a high-resolution tiled LCD table and interaction device — is capable of. You can find this device at the Electronic Visualization Lab (University of Illinois at Chicago).

AO+ Pen Table

Aimed at design professionals, the AO+ Pen Table works in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop, allowing users to easily create digital masterpieces. This system can be projected onto any flat surface for maximum flexibility.

Two-Sided Interactive Touch Table

This interactive touch table was “designed to receive touch input from both the top and bottom surfaces of the table.”

By combining two registered touch surfaces, we are able to offer a new dimension of input for co-located collaborative groupware. This design accomplishes the goal of increasing the relative size of the input area of a touch table while maintaining its direct-touch input paradigm

Humanlocator Table

This interactive table works by “having a projector shine a video image down onto the table, and when a hand moves through the beam, a motion sensor picks it up and manipulates the image on trippy ways”.

The multiple award winning Tabu Ultra Lounge at the Las Vegas MGM Grand has been recently renovated with the addition of 5 interactive tables

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Blue Eye – The Interactive “Smart” Table

Blue Eye is a new “smart” table that “copies images of objects on its surface to a video display below [and] could improve brainstorm sessions, researchers say.” .

The Blue Eye table consists of a glass surface with a camera overhead and a projector and a mirror underneath. A user places an object on the glass surface and presses a button to copy it to the screen beneath. Once imported, the images can then easily be moved, stretched and even animated by a user

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