Stanford built a ‘4D’ camera for cars, robots and VR

“A team of Stanford scientists have created what could be the perfect “eye”for autonomous vehicles and delivery drones thus far. It’s a 4D camera that can capture nearly 140 degrees of information, allowing it to gather more information than conventional cameras in a single image. The researchers call their design the “first-ever single-lens, wide field of view, light field camera.” It relies on light field photography for the additional info to make its results four dimensional. That means it can observe and record the direction and distance of the light hitting the lens and bundle it with the resulting 2D image.” … http://buff.ly/2uwMOaT

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