A biologically inspired mechano-optical imaging system based in insect vision

Williams, S, Reser, D and Dyer, A 2008, 'A biologically inspired mechano-optical imaging system based in insect vision', The Journal of Biocommunication, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 3-7.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A biologically inspired mechano-optical imaging system based in insect vision
Author(s) Williams, S
Reser, D
Dyer, A
Year 2008
Journal name The Journal of Biocommunication
Volume number 34
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 7
Total pages 5
Publisher BioCommunications Association
Abstract Nature has devised a number of imaging systems that allow animals to view their surroundings. Both the lens eye as as found in most vertebrates, and the pinhole eye found in nautilus, have been used as models for photographically reproducing visual information. Most invertebrates (e.g. bees and flies) image their world using compound eyes, and until recently the compound eye design has been largely ignored as an option for photographic imaging. In this study we investigate the principle of making photographs with a mechano-optical device which freely transmits all wavelengths of radiation and accurately simulates the frontal foveal region of a bee's vision where the ommatidia (facets) are approximately parallel.
Subject Physiology not elsewhere classified
Copyright notice © 2008 BioCommunications Association
ISSN 0094-2499
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