Intel's Future Showcase Photos
- Intel's futurist Brian David Johson gives some opening remarks at the event in Manhattan.
- Intel's impressive miniaturized 3-D depth cameras drive their RealSense technology, which was one of the most featured and talked-about innovations of the day.
- One of the many demos of Intel's RealSense 3-D imaging was the ability to scan people with ease, and at an impressive level of detail.
- The RealSense technology could also be used for augmented reality gaming, and is good enough to map asymmetrical objects like bunched up shirts and blankets.
- The RealSense 3-D imaging technology was also on display in a few laptop models, with uses ranging from facial tracking to software that used the multidimensional capabilities to isolate an Intel rep from the background during a Skype video call.
- The Basis smartwatch from Basis Designs - acquired by Intel earlier this year - was one of many reference designs on display that Intel hopes will push innovation when put in the right hands.
- Jimmy's smaller, cheaper, and younger robot brother runs on Intel's Edison development board, instead of the core i5 found in its predecessor. It is built on an aluminum skeleton and formed with 3-D printed ABS plastic.
- There were many ideas packed into Intel's vision of how a smart car should operate, including personalized preferences for different drivers of the same car, a heads-up display showing the local speed limit, and the ability to tell the driver how long a red light will last.
- The company's Smart Solar Controller can take the power generated by these panels (like these shown) and route it directly to a device without needing to store it in a battery first. Intel hopes to license the technology to companies that can help people in developing countries or after an infrastructure failure brought on by natural disasters.
- Intel's Galileo Development Board was hooked up to a bubble machine so that any time the hashtag #IntelFutureShowcase was tweeted, bubbles would be blown into the room.
- Intel's sleek wireless charging bowl, something that Johnson said he sees as a natural companion to "The Internet of Things."
- Part of "The Future," this automotive-themed display was a way for Intel reinforce their push for embedded security at the chip level, a growing concern as people embrace "The Internet of Things."
- Intel's much-hyped Edison development board, roughly the size of an SD card, is something the company sees being used in small or even wearable devices.
- In the "Today" section there was plenty of familiar hardware on display.
- Humanoid robots often steal the show, and the 3-D printed Jimmy was no exception. As soon as it booted up, Brian David Johnson joked: “By the way, this is the point in the conversation where you stop listening to me.” Jimmy even spoke for itself: “I’m a two-foot-tall, high-end humanoid research robot. I was made in just two weeks using open-source software and applications, as well as a 3D printer."