The dream of the smart home is that every object in our houses can communicate with every other one.
It also comes with security and privacy risks — not to mention the current smart hub war being waged between companies like Amazon and Apple to establish a dominant smart home platform.
The miniature radar technology has been released from its Mountain View, CA, birthplace and is being explored by some select universities around the world.
The results are pretty darn exciting.
As exciting as the idea of gestural interfaces certainly is — allowing users to control their smart home devices through a kind of user interface performative dance — it took researchers based approximately 5,000 miles from Google’s main campus to truly get us excited about radar-powered computing.
“Suddenly, every object in your home becomes a way to communicate with your computer.”