The mere thought of having to have tasks done with an unmanning speed is gratifying on its own. Just imagine one having the choice to sieve through superhero conquests, and picking a desired capacity in question.
Researchers at Stanford Computation Imaging Lab took cognizance of this and developed a technique that allows one laser light adorning a room showcase all physical objects in the room, in a new update that has the leverage of shaping laser technology.
The new technique dubbed ‘Non-line-of-sight imaging’ (NLOS) is a new method that was researched in labs over the years to have create cameras that can excellently see around corners and in the process generate object images that were hitherto not in the field of view of the camera of have been blocked by obstacles.
According to Gizmodo, the techniques works by the issuance of light pulses form a camera in the form of lasers, with the object bouncing in the closed room where it signals to the sensors of the camera.
Even though the tentative results do not produce high-quality resolution, it has been seen to accurately showcase the details of the object in question.
A lot of questions will come to mind: Like what is the benefit of this technique to the everyday life or to the layman?
Well, the new tech discovery can be of great benefit for devices like autonomous or self driving cars that may have potential invisible hazards, with users having the opportunity to improve their safety and avoid pitfall obstacles coming their way.
But it comes with a limitation.
The new method depends on “a large reflective surface where light reflections coming off a hidden object can be measured and is thus impossible to image what is inside a closed room form the outside.
According to Gizmodo:
“When an object hidden in the room is static, the new keyhole imaging technique simply can’t calculate what it’s seeing. But the researchers have found that a moving object paired with pulses of light from a laser generate enough usable data over a long period of exposure time for an algorithm to create an image of what it’s seeing” .
In spite of all this, the team of researchers is hopeful that the new technique could be used by police and even the military to analyze the risks of entering a room before removing the barriers then and breaking inside.
Despite its obvious limitations, this new innovative concept is a leveler towards using technology to solve complex issues, both in civilian life and paramilitary duties.
The Stanford Computation Imaging Lab Researchers are definitely not resting on their oars to further solve the limitations of this technique to offer the populace ways to solve daily tasks.