Google has opened up applications for early exploration of their Project Tango kit. It is great to see people like Google who are able to innovate in this nexus of the device, the OS, the applications, the data backend and more to create a prototype device that can map the world we inhabit.
This sort of technology would slot in very nicely to a range of research projects here at UNSW and Built Environment particularly. Interesting to see Unity as part of the app stack – I think we should make more use of Unity in our projects here. Unity may not have the visual fidelity or beauty of CryEngine and UnrealEngine but it does seem to have better research hooks for us. I like the work that the DigitalUrban guys have done for example.