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Paracosm's tool shows off the collaborative nature of Google's Project Tango.

Lara Piras
  • 9 april 2014

The team at future-thinking software company Paracosm have created a new tool designed for Google’s Project Tango smartphone, one of the latest initiatives out of their Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group.

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Paracosm’s platform turns 3D scanning into a collaborative process, where users can create a realistic 3D model of any space and join their data with others’ scans to create accurate models. Paracosm developed dense mapping – which they describe as “real-time mapping of complex and arbitrary indoor scenes in variable lighting conditions” – for Project Tango and worked on the core technology underlying the 3D reconstructions and models.

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Paracosm wants to capture the entire world in 3D by using high-performance mobile processors, low-power wireless, and low-cost 3D-depth sensors. They hope to fully automate homes by using smart devices that can monitor our activity and optimize everything from heating, air conditioning or even TV systems.

This tool has the power to turn crowdsourced 3D mapping into a reality, and could potentially leverage the billions of images we snap every day. Including Google,

Paracosm has also teamed up with NASA and the University of Florida to
ensure they have the best resources and minds involved. Visit their website for updates and check out the video below to see the program in action:

Sources: Prosthetic Knowledge, Paracosm

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