Project Tango, an effort to teach mobile devices how to sense the world around them in 3D, has been probably the most impressive undertaking I had the pleasure to be introduced to at Google.
Lead by Johnny Chung Lee, the project took a fairly unorthodox approach to the development of this new technology. Rather than complete secrecy – Google engineers collaborated with research labs and academia, developing both the software as well as the current incarnation of the project – the Tango Tablet.
Created over a course of several months by my team at Autofuss, this film is a tribute to all the amazing minds involved in making Tango a reality. It documents the amazing journey of computer vision and 3D sensing that led to today’s ability to contain all these amazing technologies in a user-oriented mobile device.