Google Project Tango Indoor 3D Mapping Upgrade Coming At Google I/O

Posted: May 13 2016, 5:44am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Google Project Tango Indoor 3D Mapping Upgrade Coming at Google I/O

The Google I/O 2016 is next week and reports started to surface about what Google will unveil.

Google will demonstrate advancements of its Project Tango indoor 3D mapping platform at the Google I/O 2016 claims a Bloomberg report. Project Tango is a platform that uses computer vision to give devices the ability to understand their position relative to the world around them.

The current Project Tango developer kit is a tablet that records a room as you see it. It’s just like how you use your eyes to find your way to a room, to know where in the room you are, and know where the floor, the walls, and objects around you are.

The Project Tango tablet development kit features a wide-angle camera, a depth sensing camera, accurate sensor timestamping, and a software stack that exposes motion tracking, area learning and depth sensing to application developers.

Building information modeling (BIM) is a hot new topic and Google is pushing with Project Tango into the middle of it. The race is one to map the indoors as we have maps for the outdoors. Virtual Reality is an obvious beneficiary of 3D models of indoor data. Just think about about telepresence applications.

The Google I/O 2016 kicks of May 18. Google is rumored to unveil Android VR glasses and maybe shows Google Chirp, an Amazon Echo competitor.

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