Researchers at MIT recently developed a method to see objects around corners. This method uses lasers, a camera, and a computer to detect and analyze how light is reflected from walls to “see” an object around them. The images delivered by the system are low resolution, and inferior to what the human eye can pick up in a direct line of sight.
The researchers behind this simply claim it’s applications are for anything that requires seeing something outside of the normal line of sight. Unfortunately, there is probably someone high up in the military already drooling over this thing. Even worse, what happens if they decide to attach this thing to the robots being built by military research grants?