As people touch, open and explore the silver box inside the virtual space, the story unravels. There is a ship 'inside', a map of the voyage, and the names of the passengers.
CSIRO's haptic workbench is a bench-sized virtual environment that allows you to see, feel and manipulate three-dimensional virtual objects using touch-sensitive tools. The virtual reality medium allows a museum visitor to touch a valuable object that would normally be kept behind glass, and allows magical special effects that could not be achieved with real objects.
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Virtual snuff box in CSIRO's haptic workbench