Japanese researchers have developed CirculaFlor, which consists of “a series of autonomous tiles that reposition themselves quickly so that whoever is walking above can move in any direction across them, without going anywhere at all.” Video after the break.

It’s all thanks to holonomics, which have the tiles moving every-which-way without having to turn, and they can even lift, too, to simulate walking up stairs. It needs about five square meters of space to operate continuously.

[via Dvice]