Of Flybots And Bug Eyes: Insects Inspire Inventors

News & Features Geoff Brumfiel · ·
An insect's eye lets it see really well because each of its light-sensitive cells has a dedicated lens. This miniature camera, which mimics an insect eye, is made from an array of microlenses arranged on a stretchable sheet that can be inflated like a balloon to a hemispherical shape.