The smart researchers over at the Technical University of Munich have come up with a cool mechanism for tilting and panning a small camera robotically. The device is designed to keep up with the eye movements of a human and features three degrees of movement, enabling it to flick around at a rapid 2500 degrees per second, while our human eyeballs can only handle about 1000. The setup uses ultrasonic piezo-actuators, moving prismatic joints which will then drive spherically-jointed rods attached to the camera, keeping the weight under 100 grams and still functioning gently enough to avoid rattling the device.
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