Archive for the 'hardware' Category

Lexus offers panoramic “blind corner” video

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Gizmodo reports that Lexus has been demoing a very cool panoramic video application. It stitches together video from cameras in the rear-view mirrors, to produce a panoramic view. This is to help when pulling-out of places with low visibility such as garages.

Let a robot shoot your panoramic photos

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Gigapan

Shooting a panorama is very easy, but surely robots make everything easier? NASA scientists have solved that shocking lack of robots by creating one that will shoot a panorama and stitch the photos. The Gigapan system is designed for shooting ultra high-resolution gigapixel panoramas, and will apparently be on sale as early as March, but the prototype shown in the photos seems distinctly unpolished. It looks very silly, but still it’s pretty cool. If it’s as cheap as they claim it will be, then I’ll certainly be getting one.

Post-Gazette.com via Engadget.