Google Unveils 3D Smartphone Platform Named 'Project Tango'

The California tech giant Google Inc. has announced a new research project named ‘Project Tango’ on Thursday, aiming to bring 3D technology to smartphones for developing potential applications like indoor mapping, gaming and helping visually impaired people to navigate. Google also said that Project Tango will provide prototypes to other developers to develop new and interesting application from this new technology.

Project leader Johnny Lee says that this project incorporates robotics and vision processing technology which will give human-scale understanding to a smartphone. The device (Smartphone) used in this project is equipped with sensors which measures 1.4 million measurements per second addition to this it also updates the position and rotation of the phone. 3D sensing chip ‘Myraid 1’ is packed inside the phone having low power consumption of few hundred milliwatts which is bearable by a smartphone battery, ‘Myraid 1’ is a revolutionary chip because of its low power consumption whereas ‘Primesense’ chip used in Microsoft’s Original Kinect draws a lot of power about 1 watt which is not suitable for Mobile phone battery.

Project Tango’s primary purpose is the indoor mapping which simplifies our day to day life, For example you can capture dimensions of your home and furnish your home accordingly. Issue of product being large or small for furnishing is resolved. Another application of this project is to help visually impaired people to navigate unassisted in unfamiliar indoor places. This technology is also used in gaming like playing Hide and Seek inside our home with our favorite character and customized background.

Partners in this project are researchers from the University of Minnesota, Washington University, a California based mobile vision processing company ‘Movidius’ which provides vision processing technology for mobile devices and processor platform. Movidius aims to mirror human vision on mobile or portable connected devices. Another partner in this project is German tech firm ‘Bosch’ and the open source robotics foundation.

Remi El-Quazzane chief executive of ‘Movidius’ believes Project Tango is groundbreaking platform and want to see innovations achieved by developer community.

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  • micheal john
    micheal john
    Awesome tech😎
  • Rajni Jain
    Rajni Jain
    AWE !
    What was that !!

    Research brigade consists of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Washington University, California based mobile vision processing company ‘Movidius’ and German tech firm ‘Bosch’ and the open source robotics foundation?

    Each of themselves are capable enough to create projects that can change the course of technology.

    Together they can do WONDERS...

  • Madhava Verma Dantuluri
    Madhava Verma Dantuluri
    This is amazing piece of technology and awaiting to see it.
  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    Interested one can check this video too -

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