• R. Benosman
  • S. B. Kang
Part of the Monographs in Computer Science book series (MCS)


Man has always been curious about nature, and the fact that certain animals are capable of panoramic sight is particularly intriguing. Over the years, three types of compound eyes that permit this special ability have been identified. They exist in diurnal and nocturnal insects and some species of crustaceans such as lobsters, shrimps and crawfish.


Photoreceptive Cell Stereo Vision System Omnidirectional Camera Omnidirectional Vision Image Capture System 
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  • S. B. Kang

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