Time and again, Ubuntu keeps popping up whenever there's some Google product launch. Remember Google's Project Tango or that bit of news about the use of a 'lightly custmozied Ubuntu' in Google's Driverless Car project? Given its widespread use inside Google, it's no surprise than Google is an Ubuntu Advantage Customer.
Welcome to Project Soli
Google I/O has always been a crucible of mesmerizing tech, and it is no different this time around as well. Take a look at Project Soli for example. They are developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. Though it doesn't sound as cool as it should be, one look at the promotional video, and you're sold. Project Soli looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.
But what's even more interesting is the fact that, Ubuntu can be spotted several times being used for the development and testing of this amazing new technology. Ubuntu is becoming kind of a norm than an after-thought in the enterprise sector it seems. Even NASA and Merc was found using Ubuntu recently. Honda's ASIMO Robotics was another great find. All in all, looks like it is going to be a pretty interesting time for us, Linux fans. Stay subscribed.