Google ATAP – Say Hello To Project Tango
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[Google ATAP – Say Hello To Project Tango]
[Johnny Chung Lee (Project Lead At ATAP):] Source: LYBIO.net
My name is Johnny Lee, and I work in the Advance Technology & Projects Group at Google. Our small team here based in California has been working with universities, research labs and industrial partners to harvest the last ten years of research in robotics and computer vision to concentrate that technology into a very unique mobile phone.
We are physical beings that leave in a 3D world. Yet, mobile devices today assume that the physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen. Our goal is to give mobile devices a human skill understanding of space and motion.
[Eitan Marder-Eppstein (hiDOF):]
This is going to allow people to interact with their environment in just a fundamentally different way and we can prototype in a couple of hours something that would take us months or even years before because we didn’t have this technology ready available.
[Ted Lardson (OLOGIC):] Source: LYBIO.net
What happens if you have all these pieces in a phone? How does that change what a phone is?
2x Computer Vision Processors
Integreated Depth Sensing
Motion Tracking Camera
We have created a prototype phone containing highly customized hardware and software designed to allow the phone to track its motion is full 3D real time as you hold it. These sensors make over a quarter million 3D measurements every single second updating the position and rotation of the phone, fusing this information into a single 3D model of the environment.
[Chris Anderson (CEO AT 3D ROBOTICS):]
We have a problem called navigation doors, hence a solution to that problem.
It tracks your position as you go around the world and it also makes a map with that.
[Chase Cobb (PARACOSM):]
Imagine that you scan a small section of your living room and then are able to generate a little game world in it. I don’t know of any controller or gaming device that can do that at the moment.
[Tully Foote (OPEN SOURCE ROBOTICS FOUNDATION):] Putting all this together, they pulled in experts from all around the world and got them all working on the same project.
[Remi El-Quazzane (MOVIDIUS):]
Those are very high caliber people. Why? It’s very simple. I think actually people believe in the vision.
Localization and mapping is there on your phone, you can just use it.
It’s this ability to follow another people’s footstep.
[Dirk Thomas (OPEN SOURCE ROBOTICS FOUNDATION):]
And we can also like benefit from what we do for the project back for the open source community.
Use it for visually impaired, give them auditory cues on where they are going.
[Vince Pascual (SPECK DESIGN):]
You know – Being able to map your home. Check out. Let me see how this furniture looks in the room.
Virtual windows, just sort of different worlds.
I mean the possibilities are really endless.
[Johnny Chung Lee:] Source: LYBIO.net
Over the next few months we will be distributing dev kits to software developers to develop applications and algorithms on top of this platform. We are just in the beginning and we know there is a lot more work to do. But we are excited about where it is going to go. The future is awesome and we believe we can build it faster together.
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