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Intel Futurist Shows How You'll Download and Program Your Own Robot Next Year


Intel Futurist Shows How You ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Ne Arik Hesseldahl News AllThingsD

Intel Futurist Shows How You ll Download and Program Your Own Robot Ne Arik Hesseldahl News AllThingsD

Source: http://allthingsd.com/20130921/intel-fut...

Johnson said the plan is to create a kit that would be available for purchase for less than $1,000 no later than May of next year. He said he hopes to get the whole cost down to under $500. And if you’re in New York he’s also giving away copies of a book called “21st Century Robot” that contains the open source files for printing the robot parts. 

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I think the challenges are price ($1000?! That's more than an iPad!) and differentiation from all the other robots out there available to purchase.

As with 3-d printers and Google Glasses, fun for early adopters but most consumers will wait.

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