Google preps technology to 3D scan the world named Project Tango
Google’s 3D scanning technology dubbed Project Tango is all ready to hit the shelves and make its way into the real world.
Another practical application for the technology is giving easy directions around a building, according to Google. Visually impaired people can also get great assistance in finding their way around buildings and streets. Eventually, this technology can be integrated into games also and this will let children to play hide and seek games with animated characters or use the location they prefer in other animations.
This project has now crossed the experimental Advanced Technology and Projects division of the company and moved into a new home within Google. ATAP said in a Google+ post announcing this move, “We’re excited about the continued commitment to developing the technology for our users — we wish our fellow pirates fair winds and following seas.”
It is said that the move is likely to indicate that the technology could also find its way into consumer devices. Early rumors said that Google was working with LG to develop a version of this technology so that people can buy it this year.
The kit also allows engineers to develop apps using the technology. This can be used in projects like Target’s augmented reality app that scanned shop shelves and covered them in virtual snow. The kit runs on a specially built tablet and developers can try it on the tablet. The kit is also available in the size of a smartphone.