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Thursday, February 20, 2014

3D Sensor Enabled Smartphone

In Mashable:   Project Tango from Google.  Quite an interesting effort.   Relates to a number of our indoor navigation experiments.  Ready here to do a retail store test.

   " ... an experimental Android-powered smartphone with powerful 3D sensors called Project Tango on Thursday. The phone is the latest project out of Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group.

"The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion," Johnny Lee, ATAP's technical program lead, wrote in a Google+ post announcing the project.

The 5-inch phone will run Android and be equipped a series of 3D sensors capable of taking more than a quarter of a million measurements each second. Google envisions these sensors will have a number of applications from gaming to indoor navigation. ... " 

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