Electronic eyeball


17 Responses to “Electronic eyeball”

  1. bnewcott says:

    The human eye is a dual lens system. The cornea is the first. The lens is the second.

  2. mdhatter says:

    Will it see what you did there?

  3. David Pescovitz says:

    “If only you could see what I’ve seen with your eyes.”

  4. GregLondon says:

    you nexus six?

  5. B2B says:

    This is amazing! is it intended for robots or for humans?

    I was reading in this article about “HUD” in contact lenses and glasses – pretty amazing as well.

  6. spazzm says:

    Materials scientists are developing an eye-shaped camera that uses a single lens to produce a distortion-free image. Most cameras require multiple lenses but the human eye does not.

    Nitpick: The lens of the human eye is remarkable for many things, but it does not, by itself, produce a distortion-free image. Our eye’s ‘distortion-free’ image is largely an illusion crated by advanced image processing in our vision cortex and elsewhere along the vision pathway.

  7. psarkis says:

    Am I the only Kubrick-geek who recalls that the passive-aggressive homicidal computer HAL, with the unblinking cycloptic eye, was also built in Urbana, Illinois?

    Open the pod bay doors.

  8. vamidus says:

    From TFA: It allows us to put electronics in places where we couldn’t before.

    Sounds like an invitation for all kinds of vulgar jokes..


  9. Not a Doktor says:

    So we may actually may have cyborgs by 2030? I always thought Ghost In The Shell was being highly optimistic.

  10. Ugly Canuck says:

    Wrap some high quality silicon devices onto my complex biological tissues, baby.
    Put your electronic devices in places you haven’t before….
    Yeah that’s it…

  11. Thinkerer says:

    Poly(dimethyl) siloxane is also part of the formulation for Silly Putty…

  12. Hexatron says:

    oh goodie, more hidden cameras.

  13. Eicos says:

    BNewcott is right. The human lens is a compound optical system with two elements, the cornea and the lens. The lens gets most of the credit, but in fact, the cornea provides 2/3 of the eye’s refractive power. The lens is mainly there because it has the ability to accommodate; that is, change its refractive power in order to focus at different distances.

  14. certron says:

    My first thoughts were:

    “Exterminate! Exterminate!”

  15. AlfonsoElSabio says:

    Uhm, not to be pedantic, but …

    They are lens “elements”, not multiple lenses, on cameras. Our eye’s lens is a single element, which is also referred to as a “simple” lens.

    Taken in the collective, these multi-element lenses are also referred to as “compound” lenses.


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