The mechanical eyes that fire laser beams could someday help robots bees fly without colliding with obstacles the researchers say. This eye laser can also assist one day when people check smartphone, Tablet, laptop computers portable technology and other mobile devices using only gestures added the researchers. Currently researchers are rising biological motivation nicknamed size RoboBees bee flying robots. These plans can be found someday use in all pollination of crops for the respect of the wounded of the disaster.
Previous research has found that the robots API is clever to fly while tied and touching while submerged in the water. However, these machines are short of of depth perception. It is a serious problem because it means that these robots may have difficulties to avoid flying on walls or landing on the flowers. To meet this challenge researchers now want that the robot API with a version based on laser radar. This technology, known as lidar short for light detection and ranging emits imperceptible laser pulses in its place of radio waves used in radar. The sensors measure the time that takes the reflected light travel that he allows you to calculate the distance the size and form of the objects. In addition, unlike most lasers these rays are safe for utilize around the eyes.
Our technology is parallel to what exists in a Kinect that comes with the Xbox applaud up to detect the movements of a game a computer scientist at the University of Buffalo in New York told Live Science. Are high-security technologies similar to which they already used in today’s everyday life? LIDAR is currently helping prototype driverless cars to navigate your environment. LIDAR systems in these vehicles tend to be concerning the size of camping lanterns.
Only we need to decrease the technology for what works in robots of API that are no bigger than a penny. Expert in computer vision Sanjeev Koppal and expert sensor Huikai Xie, both at the University of Florida, developed a small sensor that measures the light reflected. Meanwhile, Dantu create new algorithms for perception and navigation to help RoboBees analyze and map of its surroundings.
LIDAR is exploiting the echo of a pulse of light, “Koppal to LiveScience.” One can imagine the echo of a pulse of light coming out of a sensor, bounces off an object and returns is very fast. This rapid detection, but without complex circuits in a small form factor is a great confront. Micro-lidar device will weigh around two thousandths of an ounce 56 milligrams. The researchers expect to have sensors in micro-lidar and algorithms work in three years.