Imagine sitting in your plain, old office chair. Now imagine you and your chair are placed onto a roller-coaster from hell, giving you a thrill-ride of your life! 


No, we're not exaggerating. The Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics developed the first cable robot for passengers, a thrilling CableRobot Simulator, which will make you quite literally bounce all over the place.

This is still a prototype version, but it's simply amazing. The player needs to put on a wireless VR headset and then step inside a carbon fibre cage. The cage is then thrown around in mid air, using eight steel cables, while the player is able to experience acceleration of up to 1.5g.

It's quite obvious gamers wish to see this used in racing and flight simulations, or just plain boxing. The gaming is about to get bloody real.

As it is now, the highly intense machinery won't fit into most people's living rooms, sadly, so we're hoping to see this piece of technological miracle to develop into something that can - pronto!

Sept. 28, 2015 Living photo: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen

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