Project Tango http://www.stuff.tv/google/project-tango/news en-GB Google Project Tango kits out smartphones with Kinect-style vision http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-project-tango-kits-out-smartphones-kinect-style-vision/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New project aims to give mobiles &quot;human-like understanding of space and motion&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1024" height="734" title="Google Project Tango" alt="Google Project Tango" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/project-tango.jpg?1393038203" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Google wants your phone to see in 3D, using Kinect-style technology.</p> <p>That&#39;s the goal of <a href="http://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/" target="_blank">Project Tango</a>, brainchild of the Advanced Technology and Products group &ndash; one of the bits of Motorola that Google has hung onto following its sale.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike the Xbox Kinect, Project Tango&#39;s sensor setup isn&#39;t used to track motion; instead, it&#39;s designed to map your environment in 3D, giving your phone a &quot;human-like understanding of space and motion.&quot;</p> <p>Inevitably, some developers are using the technology to create AR games &ndash; albeit vastly more accurate than the ones on current-gen devices. Other potential uses for the technology include helping the visually-impared to navigate unfamiliar spaces, and providing directions within buildings.</p> <p>Google&#39;s taking applications for developers now &ndash; but if you&#39;re looking to build your own app for Project Tango, you&#39;ll have to be quick; there are only 200 devices available.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.google.com/atap/projecttango/" target="_blank">Google</a> via <a href="http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/googles-project-tango-is-a-smartphone-with-kinect-style-computer-vision/" target="_blank">Ars Technica</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Qe10ExwzCqk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google Project Tango" alt="Google Project Tango" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/project-tango-02.jpg?1393038203" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-project-tango-kits-out-smartphones-kinect-style-vision/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-project-tango-kits-out-smartphones-kinect-style-vision/news#comments Google Project Tango Smartphones Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:48:07 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432693 at http://www.stuff.tv