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A hybrid insect-human camera lens

This footage was shot with a tiny prototype lens being developed at Ohio State University. It combines features of insect eye lenses, such as their wide angle of view, with those of a human eye, such as the ability to shift the focus. Here, the lens focuses on letters positioned at various distances to demonstrate depth of field.

By Sep. 20, 2013

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Expanding camera lens combines insect, human vision

This hybrid approach could give smartphone cameras dynamic focus, and add depth to surgical imaging.

By Sep. 19, 2013

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Crave Ep. 136: DIY pet insect robot crawls into production

On this week's Crave show, Dash robotics shows off its DIY robotic insects, Hot Wheels drives you down the wall, and more drone delivery systems take to the sky.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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DIY pet insect robot crawls into production, Ep. 136

To mark Villains Month, DC Comics is releasing a limited number of 3D comic book covers -- no annoying glasses needed. Hot Wheels builds the tallest wall track for toy cars, and we take a look at Dash Robotics' educational "origami" insect robots meant to get kids excited about robots and engineering. All that and more on this week's Crave show.

By Sep. 6, 2013

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Dash 'origami' robot lets you build your own insect buddy

UC Berkeley researchers take their pet insect robot from the lab to a crowdfunding-fueled public debut as a DIY robotics kit.

By Sep. 5, 2013

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Motor moth: Scientists build insect-driven robot

Moths don't have to pass driver's license tests to take the wheel of a robotic vehicle designed by researchers to gather data on moth-scent-tracking activities.

By Feb. 5, 2013

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Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans pain

Researchers at Switzerland's Laboratory of Intelligent Systems are working on a robot that can collide with windows and other obstacles, fall, then get up and fly again.

By Jun. 15, 2012

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Photos: Part insect, part timepiece

Artist Mike Libby customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components. Part creepy, part cool.

7 Images By Apr. 27, 2009

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Concept kitchen gadget grows fly larvae for dinner

The Farm 432 home appliance concept would let people grow larvae as a protein source.

By Jul. 29, 2013