HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Video: Intel Joins Robotic Revolution

NO RATINGS
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robot future
Elizabeth M   6/16/2014 6:36:26 AM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for your comment, fm. That's a really interesting parallel, you're right. I think you illustrate what happens when a company with another specialty enters a new area of technology. They can bring their particular area of expertise to the table (like Apple did with the iPhone) to make something potentially more exciting and user friendly. Apple proved it with the iPhone, but of course it remains to be seen what will happen with Intel. But you're right in that it's quite interesting what might happen.

fm
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robot future
fm   6/12/2014 9:28:52 AM
NO RATINGS
@ElizabethM, there's an interesting parallel here. Recall when the first iPhone was introduced, that one of the big features that was touted heavily by Apple was that it was the first cell phone that had a legit computer with a full OS X operating system on it. Every cell phone up to that point had custom bits of software running them, but not an actual carry-it-in-your-hand full-blown computer. Say what you will about Apple, but i think arguably it was *that one* innovation, coupled with its App Store to complete its infrastructure, that really launched smartphones.

I draw a parallel to Jimmy here. I don't know if he's the first robot development platform that has a full computer on it (i don't think so, actually), but since it's supposed to have a computer with a full OS on-board, along with support for its basic functions, i think this makes it really promising. Now, if Intel would support Jimmy's software infrastructure like Apple supports its App Store, they may start to see some market success with it. We'll see if Intel has a long-term commitment to this. I kinda hope so, really.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Robot future
Elizabeth M   6/11/2014 7:03:53 AM
NO RATINGS
This is further proof that robots are becoming all the rage. Google already lead the tech charge into this space and now Intel is following suit. In my opinion, it makes a bit more sense for Intel to be in this space than Google, as the company already has the technology to run artificial intelligence. But Google caught up quickly by buying so many companies. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Thanksgiving is a time for family. A time for togetherness. A time for… tech?
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
Researchers have developed a new flexible fabric that integrates both movement and sensors, introducing new potential for technology-embedded clothing and soft robots.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
The first Tacoma Narrows Bridge was a Washington State suspension bridge that opened in 1940 and spanned the Tacoma Narrows strait of Puget Sound between Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. It opened to traffic on July 1, 1940, and dramatically collapsed into Puget Sound on November 7, just four months after it opened.
Design News Webinar Series
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 1 - 5, An Introduction to Embedded Software Architecture and Design
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Littelfuse
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service