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Seeing the world through an insect's eyes

An elegant combination of electronics and elastic materials has been used to construct a small visual sensor that closely resembles an insect's eye. The device paves the way for autonomous navigation of tiny aerial vehicles. See Letter p.95

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Figure 1: Insect-inspired visual sensor.

UNIV. ILINOIS & THE BECKMAN INSTITUTE

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Borst, A., Plett, J. Seeing the world through an insect's eyes. Nature 497, 47–48 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/497047a

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