SAN DIEGO – Researchers at a local university are working on part of a revolutionary new camera that will take the world’s most detailed still and video images.
University of California San Diego researchers are collaborating, developing the Aware 2 camera system’s front lens.
The Aware 2 is the size of a night table and designed to instantaneously take giant pictures with enough detail and resolution to help monitor wild life, brush fires, and major sporting venues like Qualcomm Stadium.
“One snapshot would have 120 degrees field view and would have the resolution to recognize the face of every single person in the stands,” said Joseph Ford, UC San Diego Researcher. “It could be running object identification software and the object you’re identifying for would be a gun.”
The Aware 2 is a multi-million dollar project headed by Duke University and funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the same people that funded the development of the internet.
The technology will start being used by the U.S. military and a much smaller version of it is already being developed to reach consumers.