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Robot Spiders Controlled Via Intel’s Curie Wearable

Intel's tiny wearable, the Curie module, includes motion sensors. (Photo credit: Intel.)
Intel’s tiny wearable, the Curie module, includes motion sensors. (Photo credit: Intel.)

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich recently demonstrated the Curie  at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen. During his presentation, Krzanich wore the Curie as a wristband. Curie — a coin-size, low-power, wearable module — features a a six-axis combined sensor with an accelerometer and gyroscope. It also has Bluetooth radio, 384kB Flash memory, 80kB SRAM, and 32-bit Intel Quark SE SoC.

For the recent demonstration, Krzanich used simple hand movements to direct four robot spiders to stand up, turn change the color of the LEDs, and make the spiders mimic his fist pumps in the air. Then he made them lie back down, again with a simple gesture.

Intel is currently working on a project with Oakley that will integrate the Curie into glasses, to enhance the wearer’s athletic performance.

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