Researchers have created a video recorder for beetles and saw the world through the eyes of insects

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

Millions of people dream of becoming successful bloggers. This one fixed the camera on his head, others use dogs and cats, fixing everything that is happening with four-legged Pets. American researchers went even further. They put the camera on the back of the insect, to learn how the world sees a normal bug.

One of the most popular devices for video is considered to be GoPro. Unfortunately, modern cameras are just too bulky to be put on the back of the beetle. For observing the insects, researchers have created a device that allows you to look at the world from a different angle, according to Gizmodo.

The main criteria was light weight and acceptable picture quality. As a result, 250-milligram camera was successfully attached to the back pinnakattega beetle that can carry cargo weighing more than half a gram of steep slopes and trees.

Features miniature camera

In fact, post a complete camera on the insect is impossible. It requires a lot of energy, high performance and many more. Instead, it was used the sensors that operate on the same principle as the world you see flies. Their large compound eyes can detect movement in a wide field of view, but however have a small area with high resolution, allowing them to focus on the victim or other purposes.

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

Miniature camera placed on the back of the beetle

As a result, the camera became black and white and shoots with the speed of 1-5 frames per second. The lens has got the ability to remotely rotation to 60 degrees, which allows you to generate a panorama with high resolution. Image transfer is via Bluetooth at a distance of 120 metres. To control the insects and increase the time of Autonomous work is installed accelerometer. Thanks to this the device can operate up to six hours without recharging.

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

Исследователи создали видеорегистратор для жуков и увидели мир глазами насекомых

The researchers claim that they are not planning to secretly sneak into the home of people. Most of them are interested in the social life of insects.

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Michael Year

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