What happens when you take Google’s motion mapping phone, Project Tango and pair it with SPHERES robots in a zero gravity environment? You get something really cool. The folks from Mountain View recently teamed up with NASA to test how Project Tango’s 3D environment sensors would act in a near real life space scenario.
While the company didn’t detail the experiment’s results, the video clearly demonstrates that the Project Tango equipped SPHERES were able to track and record data while floating around. Google’s ATAP team says it’s just getting started and quickly pointed out the potential of using Project Tango’s tech on other devices like SPHERES. But until this day comes, it’s good to see that Google’s depth monitoring equipment will hold up — better yet, float in space.