|Bugging a room just got a little more literal with these tiny cameras that attach to beetles and capture what they see|
Mark Stone/University of Washington
Shyam Gollakota and his colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle have developed a small, steerable camera that can be fixed to beetles to transmit footage from their surroundings in real time.
The camera uses Bluetooth to send footage to a smartphone at a resolution of 160 by 120 pixels, and at a rate of between one and five frames per second. It sits on a mechanical arm that can be remotely controlled to pivot the camera left and right.
|The tiny cameras are fixed to the back of beetles and can be removed Mark Stone/University of Washington|
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