Google Unveils Project Tango Smartphone Prototype with 3D sensor Chip
Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team has announced another revolutionary project ‘Project Tango.’ It is a smartphone prototype that comes with 3D motion tracking. By using advance 3D sensors, this smartphone can track motion and build a visual map of a room in 3D.
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“As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We use our eyes to observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout over time almost effortlessly . This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other,” Google ATAP announced. “The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.”
Initial batch of units will be send to software developer next month to let them start working on new apps for the hardware prototype. In first run, it will be limited to only 200 developers. If you are a developer and want to get the device, you will have to provide Google a clear idea of what yo want to build with the device. Google wants developer to build apps for navigation, mapping and games. If you are ready, just fill Project Tango application.
The device use Myriad 1 vision processor chip from Movidius. Techcrunch has also explained how this revolutionary 3D chip works.
Project Tango focuses to explore the future possibilities in mobile platform. It will be interesting to see what kind of apps Developers will bring for this hardware .