Inexpensive device can operate near the speed of light and could be used in medical imaging, collision-avoidance systems. Credit: MIT
MIT students (left to right) Ayush Bhandari, Refael Whyte and Achuta Kadambi pose next to their "nano-camera" that can capture translucent objects, such as a glass vase, in 3-D. Photo: Bryce Vickmark
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The camera is based on “Time of Flight” technology like that used in Microsoft’s recently launched second-generation Kinect device, in which the location of objects is calculated by how long it takes a light signal...