Question about Google’s Project Tango and its alternatives

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I read about Google's Project Tango which says Google is developing a tablet/smartphone focused on developers interested in 3D sensing and similar applications. Are there currently any other tablets which can be used for that purpose? Because apart from the memory and processor , a lot of tablets have similar specs so I wanted to try my hands on 3D sensing using existing hardware on the market. Any suggestions (tablets) ?

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Question about Google’s Project Tango and its alternatives

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The so-called Project Tango is actually a tablet and Smartphone project through Google’s ATAP group or Advanced Technology And Projects which is also the former division of Motorola. The prototype of the project is an Android Smartphone-like device which tracks it self’s 3D motion and then builds a 3D model of the environment around it.

ATAP or the group holds 200 prototype development kits which are scheduled to be distributed to developers around mid-March of 2014. Google is planning to build around 4,000 prototype tablets around June and then provide them to developers. The prototype would come with a 7-inch screen, infrared depth sensors, and 2 back cameras.

The collaboration on the development of the prototypes span 9 countries which includes CompalComm, Bosch, Bsquare, George Washington University, ETH Zurich, Flyby Media, MMSolutions, JPL, Movidus, University of Minnesota MARS Lab, Ologic, Paracosm, OmniVision, Open Source Robotics Foundation, Sunny Optical Technology, SagivTech, pmdtechnologies, and MantisVision. According to Google, the goal or objective of the project is to provide mobile devices a human-scale comprehension of space and motion.

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