Intel intros the RealSense Tracking Camera T265 for autonomous devices
Intel's new RealSense camera is not the successor of the currently available solutions from this family of products, but a complementary solution designed to work alongside the RealSense Depth Cameras. Intel describes the RealSense Tracking Camera T265 as "a new class of stand-alone inside-out tracking device that will provide developers with a powerful building block for autonomous devices, delivering high-performance guidance and navigation."
Thanks to the proprietary visual inertial odometry simultaneous localization and mapping (V-SLAM) technology, the new solution can be used for applications that require accurate, low-latency tracking, such as robotics, drones, virtual reality (VR), and augmented reality (AR). The Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 is powered by the Movidius Myriad 2 VPU and delivers 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) inside-out tracking by gathering inputs from two onboard fish-eye cameras, each with an approximate 170-degree range of view.
Combined with the RealSense D400 series cameras, the T265 can be used for advanced applications like occupancy mapping, advanced navigation and collision avoidance in GPS-restricted environments, improved 3D scanning, and more.
Those interested can pre-order the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 for US$199 already. Shipments are expected to begin in early March.