Jimmy the Robot is open source, so developers and consumers can customize the humanoid to their needs.
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Jun 04, 2014
Intel debuted at the Re/code Code Conference a 3D-printable robot it hopes to bring to the masses by the end of 2014.
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich walked onto the stage with Jimmy the Robot, a two-foot-tall, customizable, humanoid robot that can be programmed to sing, dance and tweet.
Jimmy the Robot is open source, allowing developers to build apps and users to download software applications.
There will be a $1,600 kit that contains all the essential parts that can't be printed, including the motors, wires, battery, processor and more. Anyone with a 3D printer can make other basic parts for Jimmy the Robot.
The kit will be sold in conjunction with a book, 21 Century Robot, that will contain open source design files so consumers can customize Jimmy the Robot.
Intel will release a more robust research version of Jimmy the Robot that comes equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor that costs upwards of $16,000.
The "21st Century Robot" project is a collaboration between the University of Southern California, the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and Trossen Robotics.