posted on Aug, 26 2006 @ 03:03 PM
It's not an invisibility cloak.
What you're seeing is a demonstration of Professor Tachi's virtual transparency work. It's a variant of what you sometimes see described as
"sensor fusion", he calls it "teleexistence".
There are multiple cameras. At least one can see the material "behind" the person wearing the "cloak", or the material behind the cloak is coming
from an electronic display.
The person with the "cloak" is wearing a coat made of what you might think of as projector screen material. There's a camera on his back. They are
projecting an image from the "back camera" onto the "projection screen coat".
Lots of woo-woo sites grabbed this, decided that the inventor's explanation wasn't good enough and started substituting their own fantasies to
describe it, like the one you linked. Here are some that are a bit more to the point:
I guess if the crew with the DLP projectors and alternate view cameras you don't see off camera isn't a giveaway, then indeed it is an invisibility
breakthrough. But somehow, I think if I see some freak with a shiny coat of projection screen running around followed by 10 guys with TV projectors
and cameras, I'll be sure to know what's going on.