There are many goals for Google’s Project Tango, a smartphone prototype outfitted with 3D sensors that can see and interpret the world around it, but one is to provide a way to create detailed maps of indoor environments. So just what will those maps look like? Matterport, a company dedicated to the 3D mapping of interior spaces, was among the first to get their hands on Google’s new project and are giving us a chance to experience what they captured using Tango.
The above video gives you an idea of how Tango is used to capture the details of an environment as well as a look at the results. A full demo on their site gives us a chance to explore the created 3D environment’s every nook and cranny.
We imagine this is just grazing the surface of what Project Tango will be able to do. Just as with Google Glass, Project Tango provides a core experience and standard smartphone functionality Whether Tango grows to be more than a pet project of Google’s will depend on the work of Matterport and other developers. There is potential for some pretty awesome creations, based off this quick demo.