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Intel Will Launch An Open-Source Consumer Robot That’s Like ‘A Smartphone With Legs’

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Intel will have a open-source robot available for consumers by the end of the year, the company announced today during Re/Code’s tech conference.

It’ll be capable of a variety of things on its own. Intel futurist Brian David Johnson demoed his robot (named Jimmy), where it walked, talked, danced, and tweeted.

The robot is an open-source design, which means the plans will be freely available for people to build their own at home. (You’ll want a 3-D printer for this). You’ll be able to modify it as you see fit. The non-3D-printable parts – motors, processors, and the like – will be available for purchase as a kit from 21stCenturyRobot.com.

There will eventually be an app marketplace, something akin to Apple’s App Store, but for robots. “It’s like a smartphone with legs,” said Johnson. “Your robot will be completely different from mine; you customize it and program the artificial intelligence, not by having a PhD in robotics, but by downloading apps.”

Above is a quick video introduction to Jimmy, check it out!

[More here.](http://www.businessinsider.in/Intel-Will-Launch-An-Open-Source-Consumer-Robot-Thats-Like-A-Smartphone-With-Legs/articleshow/35691427.cms)

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