Intel, the maker of semiconductor, launched the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265, a new stand-alone inside-out tracking device. This RealSense Tracking Camera will supposedly offer developers with a building block for autonomous devices, delivering high-performance guidance and navigation.
The T265 utilizes proprietary Visual Inertial Odometry Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (VI-SLAM) technology with computing at the edge and is key for applications that need an explicit and low-latency tracking solution, such as robotics, drones, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality. The T265 is suitable for applications where tracking the location of a device is essential, mainly in that location with having no GPS services like warehouses or remote outdoor areas where the camera utilizes an aggregate of defined and undefined data to precisely navigate to its destination. The Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 is designed for flexible deployment and can be easily added to small-footprint mobile devices, such as lightweight robots and drones, and connectivity with mobile phones or AR headsets.
The T265 doesn’t rely on any external sensors to sense the environment, and for that, it utilizes an inside-out tracking system. Unlike other inside-out tracking solutions, the T265 delivers 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking by collecting data from two onboard fish-eye cameras, each with an approximate 170-degree range of view. The Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 complements Intel’s RealSense D400 series cameras, and the data from both devices can be coupled for advanced applications like occupancy mapping, advanced 3D scanning and improved navigation and crash avoidance in GPS-restricted environments. The only hardware requirements are adequate non-volatile memory to boot the device and a USB 2.0 or 3.0 connections that produce 1.5 watts of power.