Intel’s « Jimmy the Robot » uses cameras to respond to its environment and will soon be available for customers to recreate on 3-D printers.
Intel Corp. was one of the founders of Silicon Valley, having started in 1968, but in recent years it’s arrived late to the tablet and mobile revolutions that made fortunes for younger rivals Google and Apple. Now, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich appears determined not to miss out when it comes to the growing ecosystem of devices that connect to the Internet.
After taking control of the company in May of 2013, Krzanich steered the chipmaker to expand investment in connected cars, 3-D imaging, facial recognition robots, smart watches and even a bowl to wirelessly charge such wearables. Intel on Wednesday also announced a joint research project with Ford Motor Co. to enhance the digital experience in vehicles. The announcement of the partnership, called Project Mobii, occurred the…
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