New artificial compound eye could improve 3D object tracking: Bio-inspired design helps scientists understand why insects are so sensitive to movement

ScienceDaily | Aug 19, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  • Each microlens had a radius of about 1 mm, creating a component measuring about 20 mm that could detect objects from a 90-degree field of view.
  • One of the challenges in making an artificial compound eye is that image detectors are flat while the surface of the compound eye is curved.
  • To use the artificial compound eye for measuring 3D trajectory, the researchers added grids to each eyelet that help pinpoint location.