Tobii Technology Builds Eye-Controlled Asteroids Cabinet!

Posted on November 11, 2011

Tobii Technology has built a one-off Asteroids arcade cabinet, designed to showcase their eye-tracking technology.  The game made its premiere at CeBIT in March, to demo eye-tracking on laptops.  This is another step towards more natural human-machine interaction, and according to Tobii, much faster than hitting buttons or full-body motion sensors.

The full arcade version of Eye-Asteroids makes its debut on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at the Dave and Buster’s in Times Square, New York, before heading off on a world tour.  Known stops are London in late-November, and Las Vegas at CES next year.

The game is much closer to Missile Command than Asteroids, as you protect Earth from incoming ELEs (Extinction Level Events) by blasting them with lasers with your eyes.  They could have used this technology to create Superman-Meets-Big-Buck-Hunter, but we approve of their choice.

The game’s debut corresponds with Tuesday’s near-Earth encounter with a real asteroid, that will pass by closer than the moon.  Read about that here.

We’ll stop by Dave and Busters for a full review.  Check back for that!

Engadget’s coverage of Tobii at CeBIT (includes video):

Pocket-lint’s report of Eye Asteroids:

Tobii’s Site:

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