Researchers create the first artificial vision system for both land and water

August 07, 2022

But unlike animals, synthetic vision systems can’t simply evolve under natural habitats. Dynamic visual systems that can navigate both land and water, therefore, have yet to power our machines — leading researchers from MIT, the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), and Seoul National University in Korea to develop a novel artificial vision system that closely replicates the vision of the fiddler crab and is able to tackle both terrains. Meaning: It could see both underwater and on land, where previous systems have been limited to a single domain. Behind their massive claws exists a powerful, unique vision system that evolved from living both underwater and on land. During tests, five cutesy objects (dolphin, airplane, submarine, fish, and ship), at different distances were projected onto the artificial vision system from different angles.

The source of this news is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology