Video: Intel Joins Robotic Revolution

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Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   6/16/2014 6:36:26 AM
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.

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fm   6/12/2014 9:28:52 AM
@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.

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Elizabeth M   6/11/2014 7:03:53 AM
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.

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