Projects from Siggraph 2006 show how our senses can be enhanced by technology. U-Tsu-Shi-O-Mi is a "Virtual humanoid you can reach." In this display users experience shaking hands with a computer-generated avitar.
This is an early stage of a project designed to build humanoid robots that you can touch and talk to--allowing robots to enter the world of virtual reality. The long term goal is to, for example, allow someone to give graphics capabilities of a professional baseball player such as Ichiro a humanoid robot computer, and then play ball with it--or him. Project from: Michihiko Shoji, NTT DoCoMo