Google announced Project Tango last week leaving us salivating for a closer look. Today is your lucky day because The Verge was able to get their hands on one of the devices along with an interview with Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO of Movidius, which is the company that developed the technology for Tango. Although Google said they have been working on Project Tango for the past year, Movidius has been working on this technology for the past seven years.
The Project Tango smartphone features cameras and sensors that are able to map your surroundings in 3D. In fact, El-Ouazzane says that the technology is very similar to NASA’a Exploration Rover when it mapped the surface of Mars. Now they are able to drop the 400 pound vehicle and put it in our hands.