Dragonfly eyes? No, it's a robotic insect-like camera with 360-degree vision...

Zhiyong Fan et al. (2024)
(Image credit: Zhiyong Fan et al. (2024))

A team of engineers and roboticists at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has developed cameras inspired by the eyes of insects.

The design enables a very wide frame of view, without expensive lenses, which could potentially provide cheap, simple, and lightweight visual sensors for navigation in robots and driverless cars.

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Leonie Helm
Staff Writer

After graduating from Cardiff University with an Master's Degree in Journalism, Media and Communications Leonie developed a love of photography after taking a year out to travel around the world. 

While visiting countries such as Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh and Ukraine with her trusty Nikon, Leonie learned how to capture the beauty of these inspiring places, and her photography has accompanied her various freelance travel features. 

As well as travel photography Leonie also has a passion for wildlife photography both in the UK and abroad. 

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