This computer vision tech actually sees around corners

A group of computer vision researchers from the US, Canada, and Europe have developed a technique to see around corners. It’s the first time researchers have been able to capture shapes of curved objects using non-line-of-sight (NLOS) imaging techniques.

“It is exciting to see the quality of reconstructions of hidden objects get closer to the scans we’re used to seeing for objects that are in the line of sight,” said Srinivasa Narasimhan, a professor in the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute. “Thus far, we can achieve this level of detail for only relatively small areas, but this capability will complement other NLOS techniques.”

The research is being conducted with the support of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s REVEAL program. Participating researchers are from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and University College London.