MIT Grads Creating a Bounceable, Disposable Camera to Survey Dangerous Places

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Two MIT grads are hard at work on a portable, affordable, bounceable camera that can be sent in to survey dangerous places before humans have to go in. Explains MIT Technology Review:

"Bounce Imaging’s device is expected to a weigh half a pound to a pound with a battery inside. It includes six wide-angle cameras that are each surrounded by an infrared LED flash. An external casing protects the components from being crushed on impact and allows the device to bounce.

"The cameras can snap pictures every second or half-second, depending on the device’s settings; six pictures will give a full 360-degree view of the scene. An accelerometer and gyroscope help orient images, which are sent wirelessly to an Android-running smartphone or tablet where software stitches the images together."

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