A praying mantis and a pair of the world’s smallest 3D glasses, could help scientists understand our own vision and improve the world of robotics.
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.
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