Google's Secret Project " Tango "

Google really going to surprise this year with their latest technology.Google was working on its secret project that is Tango and good news for all its in last stage Lets have a look on Project Tango.

What is Project Tango?

Project Tango is a two and a half-year old smartphone and tablet 3D mapping enterprise. Google describes the goal of Project Tango as to "give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion". Basically, Google has developed a form of augmented reality technology which allows a mobile device to make a 3D scan of the objects and people around them in real-time and produce a 3D model.
Paul Furgale, deputy director of Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich, said Project Tango is "producing a solution to the visual navigation problem for how devices stay localised in 3D spaces" - e.g. sidestepping the need for GPS and creating an independent 3D model.
Google worked with universities, research labs and industrial partners to work out how to best package the technology for consumer devices, and created a 5-inch smartphone prototype with in-built infrared cameras and a 7-inch tablet with two back cameras for the developer community to test last year.

How does it work?

The smartphone and tablet devices are equipped with sensors which make more than 250,000 measurements a second to create a 3D model of the space around you.

What will it do? 

The devices could be used to create a new form of maps through the 3D model, giving you a more accurate sense of where you're supposed to go than current location-based map apps. This could be particularly useful for search and rescue teams, particularly if a building has collapsed and prior maps are now invalid.
It could also be used to build accurate 3D models before 3D printing, holding potentially huge implications for the future of product manufacturing.
Other examples Google gives include using one of the devices to capture the dimensions of your home before going furniture shopping, helping the visually-impaired to navigate unfamiliar indoor spaces and for scanning supermarkets to work out where the product you're searching for is shelved.

When can I use it?

Google is rumoured to be partnering with LG to produce consumer versions of the prototype devices to go on sale later this year.


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