In some parts of the world, gunshots are heard more often than in others. Sometimes in places where one shouldn’t be hearing gunshots. Places where response teams need to act fast to catch the person firing them. A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a system that can use smartphone video to locate the source of gunshots using machine learning.
If you never saw the 80’s classic called Crocodile Dundee you should treat yourself to an immersive experience. For me the highlight of the movie was always the knife scene (shown below). And this is exactly what I felt Carnegie Mellon’s is telling the world when showing off their 510 camera ‘bullet time’ Panoptic Studio.
The studio is built inside a geodesic dome with 480 camera placed on boards – 24 boards with 20 cameras each -in strategic locations. It has an additional 30 cameras and depth sensors to which enables the operators to record and track an almost perfect 360 degrees view of whatever is happening inside of it.