The studio device is capable of providing haptic feedback dynamically in any position in the space.
A study published by Stanford University suggests that quadcopter drones can be used to offer haptic response to virtual reality users, something that can go beyond the simple fact of becoming physical objects that are positioned in the virtual world, since they can contain elements dedicated to emulating contact with surfaces of different textures. In the following video we can see in action the drone HoverHaptics in a shopping experience, where the user interacts by touching the virtual clothes and even taking the real hanger that is attached to the drone. In order to make the experience safe, Hover Haptics has a grid around it that protects the user from compromised areas.
As they explain, the use of drones for this purpose has a number of challenges inherent to objects that are positioned in the air, such as limited speed, inadequate control precision and associated safety issues.
Despite its limitations, study participants commented that incorporating the haptic device improved their VR experience.