Intel’s RealSense technology brings depth perception to gadgets including phones and tablets. Laptops and desktops with RealSense cameras can respond to gestures you make by moving your hands, fingers, or face in the air, while use can snap pictures using the cameras on tablets like the Dell Venue 8 7000 Series and then adjust the depth-of-field after the photo has been saved.
Now Intel is working with hardware partners to bring RealSense technology to new platforms, including smartphones, game systems, and robots.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel revealed a few new products that will use RealSense technology, including:
- A RealSense camera for gamers from Razer, which is coming in the first quarter of 2016
- An updated version of Google’s Project Tango depth-sensing smartphone prototype that uses RealSense technology
- Support for the “Robot Operating System,” as shown in a demo with a robot butler called “Relay” from Savioke that’s designed to deliver items to guests at hotels
Intel is also working on bringing support for RealSense to additional operating systems including Linux and Mac OS X.