The Gigapan robotic platform, a device developed by Carnegie Mellon University and the NASA Ames Intelligent Robot Group to automate the shooting of multi-image panoramas with a digital camera, is slated for release in March 2007 for under US$200 along with stitching software, says a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. UPDATE, FEBRUARY 6, 2007: We've added more information on the PanoMachine, an alternative to the Gigapan.

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