"Project Tango" would provide prototypes of its new smartphone to outside developers to encourage the writing of new applications, it said.
"What if you could capture the dimensions of your home simply by walking around with your phone before you went furniture shopping?"
"What if directions to a new location didn't stop at the street address? What if you never again found yourself lost in a new building? What if the visually impaired could navigate unassisted in unfamiliar indoor places?"
The technology could also be used for "playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favourite game character or transforming the hallways into a tree-lined path".
Smartphones are equipped with sensors which make over 1.4 million measurements per second, updating the position and rotation of the phone.
Partners in the project include researchers from the
Another partner is
"Project Tango is a groundbreaking platform and we look forward to seeing the innovation the developer community achieves." - Sapa-AFP
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