Will Verduzco · Feb 21, 2014 at 02:30 pm

See Google Project Tango in Action!

Just yesterday, we talked a little about Google ATAP’s team and their latest endeavor, the Kinect-like Project Tango. Now, thanks to the fine folks over at TechCrunch, we have our first glimpse of a prototype in action.

The video comes from Matterport, a computer vision and perceptual computing solution company, which was given access to an early prototype device. In the demo, the prototype uses its depth and standard imaging cameras to create a 3D representation of an indoor environment.

While the captured image data is admittedly a bit rough, this is due to the prototype’s lower resolution color camera. It’s safe to assume that shipping devices based on Tango technology will feature far higher resolution color imaging. Furthermore, the prototype’s depth sensor was still able to capture an impressive amount of spatial detail, which can be seen in the video above.

Unfortunately, the demo doesn’t show anything other than the capture process and the final results, so we’re unable to see the amount of processing time required to create the 3D render from all of the captured data. Regardless, this is still exciting, as it demonstrates a huge potential for entirely new types of applications.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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