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Panorama Scan Cam

 
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Alan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Panorama Scan Cam Reply with quote

"On one of my robots, I wanted to place a camera that could observe everything around it. The camera did not have to have a high frame rate. It was not going to be used for motion capture or real-time autonomous driving. It did need to have a 360 degree field of view. Think in terms of the cameras on the Mars Viking landers of the 1970s.

PanoramaScanCam™ is my implementation of a panoramic camera implemented using the components of a flatbed scanner. This is not an original concept. Flatbed scanners have been used as cameras by a number of experimental photgraphers. Performing a websearch reveals several examples of prior art: "

http://home.comcast.net/~maccody/robotics/PanoramaScanCam/index.html



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Nginuity
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does that top image look digitally rendered?
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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nginuity wrote:
Why does that top image look digitally rendered?


It is, that is what he wants the final design to look like.
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