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Bug-Eye Camera, Fly Robot and other Bio-Inspired Tech

Posted on May 9, 2013

By David Coppedge

Like a bee sees. A new digital camera gets a visit from its inspiration in this composite image. Credit: University of Illinois/Beckman Institute

Like a bee sees. A new digital camera gets a visit  from its inspiration in this composite image. Credit: University of  Illinois/Beckman Institute    [Photo on right – “X”]

Incredible advancements in technology are coming from the imitation of  nature, but engineers cannot yet attain animal performance.

Look like a bug:  “New Camera Inspired by Insect Eyes,”  announced Science Now.   If you thought insects with their compound eyes had inferior vision to ours,  think that no more:

An insect’s compound eye is an engineering  marvelhigh resolution, wide field of view, and  incredible sensitivity to motion, all in a compact package. Now, a  new digital camera provides the best-ever  imitation of a bug’s vision, using new optical materials and  techniques.  This technology could someday give patrolling  surveillance drones the same exquisite vision as a dragonfly on the  hunt.

In the Illustra film MetamorphosisDr.  Thomas Emmel notes that butterflies have better color vision than humans.   They can see from infrared to ultraviolet.  And in the Illustra  film Darwin’s  Dilemma, we see that compound eyes existed in the Cambrian  multicellular animals, including trilobites and anomalocaridids….

http://creationrevolution.com/2013/05/bug-eye-camera-fly-robot-and-other-bio-inspired-tech/#ixzz2SrSFxnEV

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