MIT camera uses laser technology to peek around corners

Technology could be used in future to scope out dangerous situations behind walls


MIT Media Lab researchers this week have had a paper published in the journal Nature Communications in which they outline a camera they've developed that can essentially take pictures around corners.

The video below illustrates how the femtosecond laser technology bounces photons off walls and the target image to produce enough data for an algorithm to chew on and allow the camera to produce 3D images.

This periscope-like technology could one day be used to help emergency responders size up dangerous situations lurking behind walls and for doctors to explore hard-to-reach parts of the body (not to mention for some potentially creepy and invasive applications, too).

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