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Google's Experimental Phone Has 3D Vision

"Phone" seems like the wrong word, maybe? A Kinect in every pocket!

Posted on February 20, 2014, at 6:27 p.m. ET

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A strange project that Google has been awfully quiet about, Tango seems to be, primarily, an experiment in mobile 3D scanning and mapping:

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.

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