New research from Carnegie Mellon University used a computer vision technique to see around corners, the research was in collaboration with the University of Toronto as well as University College London. The technique that was implemented uses special sources of light, along with sensors and computer vision processing -- together these can reconstruct fine details of an image. This new computer vision technology allows for far more detail to be seen than was previously available.
Despite the research advancements, some limitations persist as researchers have only had success when focused on "relatively small areas." However, this limitation could be addressed by implementing other techniques used for non-line-of-site (NLOS) research. Some of the NLOS techniques are already implemented in the automotive industry, including Tesla's Autopilot system.
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