An ant, with the hemispherical camera
The various images captured by the device's individual mini lenses/cameras are fed to a processor, that combines them together into one cohesive 180-degree image
Scientists have copied the structure of insect eyes to create a 180-degree hemispherical camera
A bee, with the hemispherical camera
The camera is made using a hemispherical array of 180 tiny focusing lenses
Contrary to what certain cartoons may have us believe, insects’ compound eyes don’t produce a grid of tiny identical images. Instead, each of their many optical facets supply one unique section of a single composite image – sort of like the individual pixels that make up one digital image. Now, a team of scientists has replicated that eye structure, to create an ultra-wide-angle camera.
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