Alvaro Cassinelli, Cerebra Yusaku and Stephane Perrin of the Department of Information Physics and Computing at the Ishikawa Komuro Laboratory of the University of Tokyo have certainly made a breakthrough discovery through their project- the Sticky Lamp, which redefines the whole concept of laser technology.
Taking the laser scanner to a new dimension, the group brought forth Sticky Light which incorporates a 3d tracking technology a laser diode, a pair of steering mirrors, and a single non-imaging photo detector called the “smart laser scanner”. What holds it apart from its previous counterparts is that, the Sticky Light doesn’t use a camera or a projector and the set up can be easily put together on both vertical and horizontal surfaces.
Now, where could this amazing discovery be used? As of now, this device has been used in making air (or rather “light”) hockey game and pinball game, playable with bare hands and also to track the contour of objects and supplement drawings. I believe, very soon, it might find many more applications that would be both useful and entertaining.