A research team from the University of California, Berkeley has developed a special device that can scan its surroundings, capture images, and create an instant 3D representation of the area.

A research team from the University of California, Berkeley has developed a special device that can scan its surroundings, capture images, and create an instant 3D representation of the area. The backpack contains a set of laser scanners, sensors and cameras that enable it to generate a texture map of the area around it and snap pictures in all directions, without any human intervention.

The team says their technology would be helpful in making buildings more energy efficient and video games more realistic, besides getting an interior view of any location without actually being present there.

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