How can I make use of Google’s Project Tango to my research?

I read that there will be a Project Tango phone made by Lenovo for consumers. I am interested in using it in my humble undergraduate research (nothing fancy, just for autonomous driving).  What I need to know, where should I start and what kind of preparation can I make from now on?

Default Asked on June 15, 2017 in Google.
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Thanks for your questions. I think this questions ” How can I make use of Google’s Project Tango to my research? ” is very important for all like yours.Here I’m trying to give your answers in brief.
The depth camera present on the Tango device doesn’t work outdoors, and anyways even the passive camera has the wrong field-of-view for autonomous driving applications. For road scenes you typically need a wide horizontal for whereas coverage in the vertical direction doesn’t matter much. On the other hand, for indoor environments for which Tango is designed the images are usually near square.

So you should instead be looking at some open-source passive SLAM code such as ORB-SLAM. I believe the latest version even works for a stereo camera pair and should be really usable.

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