Intel's RealSense family of depth-tracking cameras features a new enhancement with different sensory capabilities.
On Wednesday, the technology company unveiled the Intel RealSense T265 tracking camera, which offers six degrees of freedom (6DoF). Out-tracking Augmented and Virtual Reality Headsets, Robotics and Drones with a "proprietary" blend of Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), which Intel called V-SLAM.
Your environment is critical to many devices, "said Sagi Ben Moshe, vice president and general manager of the Intel RealSense Group." The T265 was designed to complement our existing Intel RealSense depth cameras and provides a quick start to product development with our next-generation integrated V-SLAM technology. "
The T265 collects tracking data on a visual processing unit (VPU), Intel's own Movidius Myriad 2, which enables the camera to efficiently run power in a compact package.  Intel offers the camera as a solution for businesses and individuals They build robots and drones, especially because of their ability to provide location information based on the physical environment in areas such as warehouses halls and industrial complexes where GPS range is sometimes compromised. (The prospect of robots using these sensors is somewhat scary, since the T265 shares a naming convention with a particular sci-fi line of murderous robots.)
However, the camera offers hardware makers the ability to integrate the 6DoF tracking mating T265 with RealSense D-Series depth detection capabilities. (Oh, the T is for tracking, not for Terminator! Fears averted.)
The T265 can be preordered today, shipping is scheduled to begin on February 28th.
As a longtime tech giant in the industry, Intel poses a major challenge to companies such as Occipital, which also produce depth-tracking and tracking modules.
Less than two months ago, Occipital introduced the structural kernel which takes over the mapping and tracking of environmental conditions in the same module. However, Intel needs two separate RealSense modules to do the same things.
However, Occipital sells Structure Core for $ 499, with the price dropping to $ 399 if customers wait until March to receive their device once production is available for general availability. Intel offers the T265 for $ 199, the same price as its latest depth camera model .
While Occipital offers more options in a compact form for (possibly) about the same price as Intel's RealSense combination, the company still has