New camera takes 3D images from 1km away
Scientists at Heriot-Watt University develop a camera capable of taking 3D photos from 1km away.
Researchers in Scotland have created a new camera using laser technology capable of taking 3D pictures from up to 1km away.
Close-up photos on the left have been taken with a standard camera. Those in the middle panel are 3D images taken by the scanner from 325m away. On the right are colour-coded maps showing the number of photons which bounce off the targets and return to the detector.
The team from Heriot-Watt University adapted the time-of-flight infrared laser beam to develop the camera which could be used to scan vehicles and determine their speed and direction of travel.