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Intel launches Euclid Developers Kit for robot makers for $399

Intel may not be building new Atom processors for smartphones, tablets, or notebooks, but the chip maker seems to think there’s still some life in its aging Atom x7-Z8700 Cherry Trail chip. That’s the processor that powers the company’s new Intel Euclid development kit for robotics. The Euclid dev kit is basically a small Linux-powered computer […]

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Jibo “social” robot to ship in October, will compete with Asus Zenbo, Amazon Echo

Jibo is a “social robot” designed to hang out in you house, respond to your voice, and recognize your face so that it can tell you about appointments or incoming messages, tell you stories, snap photos or let you engage in video calls, and much more. The folks behind Jibo raised 3.7 million dollars for […]

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Intel launches RealSense Robotic Development Kit for $250

Intel’s RealSense 3D camera technology allows smartphone and tablet users to snap photos and adjust the depth-of field after the fact. Another version of RealSense allows you to interact with a laptop or desktop computer using 3D gestures — by waving your hands in front of the device without touching it. Now Intel wants developers […]

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Snickerdoodle is a $55 mini PC for DIY robotics (and more)

Take a Raspberry Pi-sized mini computer, add Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an FPGA with a whole bunch of I/O options, and what’ve you got? Apparently a Snickerdoodle. It’s a new single-board computer from hardware startup krtkl. The developers are hoping to raise funds for the project through crowdfunding site Crowd Supply. You […]