google’s new project tango tablet development kit senses 3D environments




created in close collaboration with NVIDIA, google ATAP announced the project tango ‘tablet development kit’. the package includes a tegra k1 mobile processor packed with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a motion tracking camera, integrated depth sensing, WIFI, BTLE, and 4G LTE. designed for professional developers interested in exploring the future of mobile 3D sensing, the kits are capable of making applications that track full three-dimensional motion and capture surfaces in the environment.



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project tango devices contain customized hardware and software designed to track the full 3D motion of the device, while simultaneously creating a map of the environment. these sensors allow the device to make over a quarter million 3D measurements every second, updating its position and orientation in real-time, combining that data into a single three dimensional model of the space around you. they run android and include development APIs to provide position, orientation, and depth data to standard android applications written in java, C/C++, as well as the unity game engine.

google's tango tablet development kit senses 3D environments