View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
May 29, 2014

Soon you can 3D-print your own robot with Intel!

Intel building robot that can walk, talk and do more..

By Vinod

Intel Corp unveiled a robot, nicknamed "Jimmy,’ made from 3D-printed parts that can walk, talk and perform a host of other activities at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich accompanied "Jimmy" on stage at the conference, where the white 2-foot tall robot introduced itself and then waved its arms.

Jimmy can be programmed to sing, translate languages, send tweets, and even serve a cold beer. It has been designed as open source, allowing developers to build their own apps and users to download any software app.

The consumer version would be available later this year, starting around $1, 600, and can be assembled with a kit. Intel hopes the prices to fall below $1,000 within five years.

Intel will make available hardware designs for free, which will enable anyone with access to a 3-D printer to generate and assemble the basic parts. The kit will include those parts that can’t be printed, including the motors, wires, battery, processor and other stuff.

The consumer model will operate on Intel Edison while the more robust research version equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor will cost close to $16,000.

Intel is attempting to carve out a space for itself in the emerging technologies market such as phones, tablets, notebooks and other devices. It recently announced a partnership with Rockchip, an ARM chip licensee, to distribute versions of its Atom chips to Asian customers beginning next year; and also unveiled a pair of "smart earbuds" that will be powered by Edison, the next generation of the Quark embedded processor line.

Content from our partners
Unlocking growth through hybrid cloud: 5 key takeaways
How businesses can safeguard themselves on the cyber frontline
How hackers’ tactics are evolving in an increasingly complex landscape

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.