Fantasmo Launches 3D Mapping Data System for Robotic Navigation & AR Anchoring

Published by , May 14, 2018 1:21 pm

(TechCrunch) Fantasmo has emerged from stealth to announce its plans to launch a free Camera Positioning Standard (CPS) that developers can use to collect and organize 3D mapping data. The startup will charge for commercial access and premium features in its TerraOS, an open-sourced operating system that helps property owners keep their maps up to date and supply them for use by robots, AR and other software equipped with Fantasmo’s SDK. Fantasmo wants to let any developer contribute to and draw from a sub-centimeter accuracy map for robot navigation or anchoring AR experiences. With $2 million in funding led by TenOneTen Ventures, Fantasmo is now accepting developers and property owners to its private beta.
Fantasmo is betting that private property owners won’t want big corporations snooping around to map their indoor spaces, and instead will want to retain control of this data so they can dictate how it’s used. With Fantasmo, they’ll be able to map spaces themselves and choose where robots can roam or if the next Pokémon GO can be played there.

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