Researchers at the University of Rochester have discovered a way to use readily available complex lenses to hide objects from plain sight. Previous cloaking devices distorted the background, making it obvious that an object was being hidden. Not this one…
Developed as a co-venture between the University of Rochester’s Physics and Advanced Optics departments, the Rochester cloaking device maintains invisibility from multiple view angles without distorting the background.
Instead of using some expensive specialized components, researchers used a combination of four standard lenses that keep the object hidden.
This technology could be very useful in surgery where a surgeon’s view will not be obstructed by his hands and he can look through his hands in order to see exactly what he is operating on.
Here is a video that shows how the lenses work: