GigaPan Helps Ordinary Cameras To Create Highly Detailed Photographic Panoramas
The latest inexpensive robotic device called GigaPan robot form the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University attaches to almost any standard digital camera and makes it tilting and panning in such a way that is creates highly detailed Panoramas.
The robot is called GigaPan, named for the billion or more pixels it can take for a typical panorama.
It creates the huge, high-resolution panoramas by extending its robotic finger and repeatedly clicking the camera shutter, taking tens, hundreds or even thousands of overlapping images, each at a slightly different angle, that are then stitched together by software to create one gigapixel shot.
Above is the highly detailed panorama of the Golden Temple of Amritsar, India taken by attaching GigaPan to the ordinary camera.
You can explore the above panorama in detail by clicking on any part of the image and then zooming in for crisp close-ups.
Those who have GigaPan can also share the panoramas at the Gigapan site provided by Carnegie Mellon University.
Monday, July 21, 2008 written by Ankit Agrawal