Bug Eye Camera Reviewed

Author: Carlton Purvis, Published on May 13, 2013

In the past month, the so called 'bug eye' camera has captured popular attention around the world, from Nature Magazine, to CNN, to the BBC, and dozens more. A research team at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign has developed a camera that can replicate insects’ eyes using hundreds of tiny lenses that they hope can be used in surveillance applications. However, what potential does this have for surveillance?

For this note, we spoke with Professor John A. Rogers, at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who led the project, about the application to surveillance.

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Comments (1)

I was wondering about the resolution when I found an article on it online. Yeah, resolution would be it's initial "achillies heal". But long term maybe the technoogy will improve enough that it would be competitve for surveillance use.

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