[VIDEO] Jimmy: The 3D-printed robot

Saturday, July 05, 2014
Washington: This short video optimized for Vine shows Jimmy, an affordable, customizable and self-programmable 2-foot tall humanoid robot. Jimmy is based on Intel® Core™ i5 technology, and he walks, talks, makes hand gestures, and even uses social media channels. The robot is part of the 21st Century Robot Project that provides a forum for makers worldwide to collaborate and build affordable, personalized robots using open-source design files and available apps. Jimmy himself will soon be available to download and print for an affordable price. Once Jimmy is printed out and assembled, users will be able to program him and install apps to add to his capabilities in the same way as we now install apps on mobile devices.

Combined with the growing maker culture, technologies such as Intel® Galileo, Intel® Edison, 3-D printing and open-source app development are making it easier for individuals to create inventions such as Jimmy. It is feasible that within the next five years people may be able to build affordable custom robots based on Intel technology for less than $1,000.

Watch video:
(Please wait while video player loads)

Next Post »