In creating Project Tango, Google has collaborated with developers in nine countries and several organizations including Bosch, Bsquare, Compal Comm, ETH Zurich, Flyby Media, George Washington University, MMSolutions, Movidius, University of Minnesota MARS Lab, with companies that include apelab, Autodesk, Aisle411, Bosch, Defective Studios, Durovis (Dive), Infineon, JPL, Left Field Labs, Legacy Games, Limbic, mo Back, NVYVE, Omni Vision, Otherworld Interactive, PMD Technologies, Sagivtech, Side Kick, Speck Design, Stinkdigital, and Inuitive.But while the hopeful contestant was left red faced, Sam, 26, revealed that one contestant went even further in his crusade to impress her by gamely attempting to rap at a cocktail party later that night.
These APIs are documented on the Google developer website.
Google's been developing Tango for years as a way to measure distances in 3D space, map out indoor areas, and create virtual and augmented reality, floating virtual objects into real space.
Now, Lenovo's got the world's first ready-to-buy Tango phone, and it's calling it the Lenovo Phab2 Pro. Update, November 1: CNET's seen Tango in action many times, doing all sorts of funky things: simulating furniture shopping, navigating museums, diving in giant VR aquariums.
At Augmented World Expo 2015, Johnny Lee demonstrated a construction game that builds a virtual structure in real space, an AR showroom app that allows users to view a full-size virtual automobile and customize its features, a hybrid Nerf gun with mounted Tango screen for dodging and shooting AR monsters superimposed on reality, and a multiplayer VR app that lets multiple players converse in a virtual space where their avatar movements match their real-life movements.
Some of the Tango apps are Measure It (for measuring objects), Solar Simulator, Wayfair (for testing furniture arrangements in rooms), and Cydalion (navigation app for people with visual impairments), among many others.The soccer-ball-sized, 18-sided polyhedral SPHERES robots were developed at the NASA Ames Research Center, adjacent to the Google campus in Mountain View, California.