Latest in Camera

Image credit:

Speedy robo-cam mimics the movements of the human eye, exceeds them

Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Some researchers at the Technical University of Munich have built an unassuming but no-less-remarkable mechanism for tilting and panning a small camera robotically. Designed to keep up with the eye movements of a human in gaze-tracking studies, the camera mount features three degrees of movement, and can flick around at a rapid 2500 degrees per second -- our flesh-composed eyeballs max out at a mere 1000. The setup uses ultrasonic piezo-actuators, which move prismatic joints, which drive spherically-jointed rods attached to the camera, keeping the weight under 100 grams and still acting gently enough to avoid rattling on top of the wearer's head. We'll take two.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Chinese retailers abruptly stop selling Juul e-cigarettes

Chinese retailers abruptly stop selling Juul e-cigarettes

View
Short-form streaming remake of 'The Fugitive' stars Kiefer Sutherland

Short-form streaming remake of 'The Fugitive' stars Kiefer Sutherland

View
Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free

Popular podcast app Pocket Casts is now available for free

View
Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will shoot in New Zealand

Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ series will shoot in New Zealand

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr