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Friday, July 29, 2016

Researching Cameras 'To See Around Corners'

Plumbing the Possibilities of a Camera That 'Sees around Corners'

Brian Mattmiller | July 28, 2016

The Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers are working to optimize a camera capable of a slick optical trick: Snapping pictures around corners.
The imaging project, supported by a new $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will work over four years to explore the limitations and potential applications of scattered-light technology that can recreate scenes outside human line of sight.

‘Seeing around corners’ technology could help emergency personnel identify people in danger during fires or natural disasters. Source:
"Using a highly sensitive camera that can take 20 billion frames per second and an infrared laser, researchers have developed a way of seeing around corners (pictured). They said they can track people and moving objects with the system, which could find uses in the real world in rescue operations or in cars." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (A camera that peers around corners. A new imaging system could use opaque walls, doors or floors as 'mirrors' to gather information about scenes outside its line of sight. March 21, 2012) and (The spy camera that peers around CORNERS: System can track people who are out of sight and spot cars at blind junctions. The camera detects laser light reflected off objects hidden around a corner; it can track people or objects that are out of sight as they move in real-time; the camera is capable of taking images at 20 billion frames per second; scientists said it could be used in rescue missions or to make cars safer. December 7, 2015)>

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