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Praying Mantis 3D Glasses

May 3, 2014

In the “couldn’t invent this” department: Scientists have built 3D glasses for a praying mantis.

In their own words:

“Analysing how mantises see in three dimensions could give us clues about how 3D vision evolved and lead to novel approaches in implementing 3D recognition and depth perception in computer vision and robotics.

“A key component of the research entails presenting virtual 3D stimuli, such as moving targets within the visual field of the mantis. As a first approach, the researchers are attaching a pair of 3D glasses — the world’s tiniest – with beeswax to the mantis, and placing it in front of computer-generated images, presented on computer monitors.”

I guess this is one way to grow the audience for Avatar 2.

One Comment
  1. May 4, 2014 1:00 am

    fascinating and funny, Joan. thanks.

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