All this futuristic tech talk doesn't have to be so serious. "Jimmy the Robot" made his debut at the Intel Future Showcase this week, the first in a series of robot kits Intel plans to release for use with 3D printers. Jimmy stands 17 inches tall on two legs and can walk around, turn on lights, and even have conversations, according to Intel. A pair of cameras embedded in the eyes helps Jimmy observe and analyze the world around him. And yes, the base Jimmy kit will eventually be upgraded to RealSense-derived cameras.
Intel's hoping that Jimmy and other robot kits soon to follow will help spark interest in DIY robotics and 3D printing alike. Look for the base Jimmy kit to hit the streets in September for $1,500.