Most sandboxes are designed purely for the entertainment of children, but this one is not. Utilizing a setup that consists of a Microsoft Kinect 3D camera, a data projector and simulation and visualization software for the lava and water flow, researchers have developed a high-tech sandbox that lets you interactive landscapes. It’s called SandyStation – developed by researchers in the Czech Republic – and the software powering it is based on the Vrui VR development toolkit as well as the Kinect 3D video processing framework. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures and additional information.

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