Japanese invisibility cloak

A few days ago, I read an article entitled "Japanese invisibility cloak 'augments reality'." The article notes that "In reality, the 'optical camouflage' cloak is anything but invisible. It is made up of 'retro-reflective material' coated with tiny light-reflective beads that cover its entire length. The cloak is also fitted with cameras that project what is at the back of the wearer on to the front, and vice versa. The effect, as the Japanese team demonstrated last week, is to make the wearer blend with his background." Unfortunately, there were no pictures. Here's the direct link to the Mail & Guardian Online Web page.

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7feet commented at 6:37 AM on June 18, 2004:

Mostly a variation on front projection, would only seem to be useful from a very specific direction. Links w/ some images:



Nobody commented at 11:11 AM on June 18, 2004:

Thanks, 7feet! The MPEGs at the second link really help show off the effect. That invisibility cloak looks really nice!

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