The company aims to build 4,000 prototype tablets with 7-inch screens next month. According to the report, the tablets will include two back cameras, infrared depth sensors and software to show three-dimensional images of objects.
The technology could allow for the visually impaired to better navigate spaces inside and can also add to the experience of playing video games.
The group, which is called Project Tango, released a smartphone with similar capabilities in February. In a statement on the company’s site about the phone: “Project Tango is an attempt to create a mobile device unlike like any other, a mobile device that shares our sense of space and movement, that understands and perceives the world the same way we do.”
Google plans to release tablets to developers in order to give them the opportunity to experiment and create applications.
A comment from Google was not immediately available.