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In Australia, for the computer create a "seeing eye"

January 5 2009

Using the scheme of the device of a circular view of insects, a group of researchers and engineers from Australia's created a "seeing eye" - a new optoelectronic device that allows you to first get a full three-dimensional picture of the world.

Insects, through their compound eyes have a visual angle equal to 360 degrees: they can both see all that is set around them. To date, scientists have developed several devices that allow to observe a circular panorama, but none of them do not provide 100-percent review. In some places the path of light rays partitioned mirrors, leading to the emergence of the so-called white spots.

New computer eye, according to its creators, is devoid of annoying flaws. "Seeing eye" is a sphere of plexiglass that attach to the camcorder. White spots designers were able to remove the device by setting a certain place a small wide-angle lens. Final shape of the "eyes" the scientists determined by tracking the motion path of rays in the original version of the instrument and gradually changing its shape.

The creators of "all-seeing eye" plan to use it to study how insects perceive the world around us and oriented in space. However, the new device, there are "unscientific" perspective: in theory, the "eye" can be used to control different vehicles, or as part of security systems, said in a press release provided by the Centre to improve the science of vision (ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science ).

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