Lee: This is a new way of fabricating three dimensional optical systems.
Narrator: These eyes can eventually be used as cameras for various surveillance applications and Lee says they can even be used in medical procedures, such as endoscopies and image-guided surgeries that require the use of cameras.
Lee: Hopefully, using all this biologically-inspired technology and discovery, we can make a nice, new platform for preventive medicine that we can create new diagnostic system by having a new sensor using this technology.
Narrator: Artificial compound eyes may first be used in ultra-thin camera phones within the next few years. For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin .