Project Tango is a Google platform for giving phones and tablets a sense of space, and it's going to radically change how people use their mobile devices.
Tango is coming, Tango is coming, Tango is almost here!!
Tango is the single most exciting technology i've seen in the last few years. I was blown away when i heard google was working on it (Apple also have their version of it), similarly Intel has the related RealSense.
In short, Tango is a depth sensor on the phone. This is going to improve computer visions 100x as we can now detect shapes and depth better (and quite precisely). For AEC, Manufacturing, medical, and more this is huge. Imagine - scanning a room, identifying key objects, then being to say render Augmented Reality. The benefit here to AR is we have a MUCH better understanding to our environment, we know where the tables are, doors are, walls are, we can also augment the objects we detect. Huge possibilities are opened because of this. Very very excited to be working on some Tango projects and to see this tech going live.