The public announcement of Google’s Project Tango scanning/mapping/sensing device has created quite a social media stir among professionals, developers, gamers and geeks alike.
Scanning and LiDAR stalwart Gene V. Roe posted recently he was “lost for words” to describe its potential impact across all industries, let alone architecture, engineering and construction. So until Gene updates his post, we can refer to the words (and vision) from the Google Team.
“The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion. Over the past year, our team has been working with universities, research labs, and industrial partners spanning nine countries around the world to harvest research from the last decade of work in robotics and computer vision, concentrating that technology into a unique mobile phone. Now, we’re ready to put early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help bring those ideas into reality.”