An artificial elementary eye with optic flow detection and compositional properties

Date Submitted Jul 27, 2015          Publication Year 2017         
Authors
Ramon Pericet-Camara, Michal K. Dobrzynski, Raphaël Juston, Stéphane Viollet, Robert Leitel, Hanspeter A. Mallot, Dario Floreano
Abstract

We describe a 2 mg artificial elementary eye whose structure and functionality
is inspired by compound eye ommatidia. Its optical sensitivity and electronic
architecture are sufficient to generate the required signals for the measurement
of local optic flow vectors in multiple directions. Multiple elementary eyes can
be assembled to create a compound vision system of desired shape and curvature
spanning large fields of view. The system configurability is validated
with the fabrication of a flexible linear array of artificial elementary eyes
capable of extracting optic flow over multiple visual directions.

Citation
An artificial elementary eye with optic flow detection and compositional properties,
Ramon Pericet-Camara, Michal K. Dobrzynski, Raphaël Juston, Stéphane Viollet, Robert Leitel, Hanspeter A. Mallot, Dario Floreano
J. R. Soc. Interface 2015, 12 20150414
DOI:10.1098/rsif.2015.0414