Fancy a camera inside a spinning football?

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and Japan's University of Electro-Communications have co-authored a paper on how algorithms in their prototype football can recognize footage of the ground as it spins at 600 rpm.
(Photo credit: Carnegie Mellon University)

Software then discards images of the sky and knits the ground images together into a virtually seamless wide-angle view from the ball as it sails over the field.

"We're interested in how technology can be used to enhance existing sports and how it might be used to create new sports," said CMU researcher Kris Kitani.