This Ultrafast Camera Is Designed to Work Like a Human Retina
Photos and videos are not lightweight files-they quickly add up to gigabytes of data which can be a dealbreaker a lot of research. Engineers at the Swiss company iniLabs created a better way-a camera that borrows its mechanics from the marvels of the human retina.
The biological connections goes beyond mimicking the retina, though. The chips that power the DVS are actually from
IBM's line of brain-inspired chips
But frankly, the DVS works better than the brain sometimes. Because it spots changes in movement almost instantaneously, the camera can provide the visual data needed for systems that require quick reaction times, like this robotic goalie . What it gains in speed and efficiency, though, the DVS loses in resolution. As you can see from this video of milk drops, it takes a pretty grainy picture. [ Technology Review ]