Analog CMOS Chip Mimics Octopus Retina

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Analog CMOS Chip Mimics Octopus Retina

Accordingly, researchers sponsored by a National Science Foundation effort are intent on imparting the vision abilities of an octopus to undersea autonomous robots. “By mimicking the octopus’ ability to see well underwater with an analog silicon octopus retina (“o-retina”), the University of Buffalo group believes it can revolutionize space and undersea exploration, and improve visibility in hazardous environments and hard-to-reach places such as underground pipes.”

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