V&R Vision & Robotics GmbH is working to improve the calibration software for Project Tango, which captures 3D models of the environment and tracks the 6D pose of the device. This allows applications such as indoor navigation in museums or shopping malls, but also augmented reality applications such as placing virtual furniture in an empty apartment.
Thanks to its background in computer vision and laser-scan data interpretation in real-time, V&R Vision & Robotics GmbH is supporting the Project Tango team in the area of sensor data fusion and calibration.
Project Tango is a platform that uses computer vision to give devices the ability to understand their position relative to the world around them. The Project Tango Tablet Development Kit is an Android device with a wide-angle camera, a depth sensing camera, accurate sensor timestamping, and a software stack that exposes motion tracking, area learning and depth sensing to application developers. Thousands of developers have purchased these developer kits to create experiences to explore physical space around the user, including precise navigation without GPS, windows into virtual 3D worlds, measurement and scanning of spaces, and games that know where they are in the room, and what’s around them.