Jimmy, a 3D printed research robot is the idea of Intel futurist Brain David Johnson and executed with the teamwork of researchers at the University of Southern California, Trossen Robotics, and Olin College. Jimmy was revealed last week by Intel at the Code Conference in California. It is named as 21st Century Robot Project, which started with an objective to give everyone an opportunity to build and customize their own robot.
Jimmy Robot will be available for approx. US $1000 later this year through 21st Century Robot Project, and the users will have the access to download the required files for printing. It is an open-source model, and Johnson feels that it will give space for the users to share their innovative ideas and designs. He also adds that ideas will be delivered from our end along with the user ideas to offer far more innovation and creativity.
- It is developed with aluminum exoskeleton for easy tweaking and expansion.
- It is equipped with an Intel NUC D54250WYK minicomputer having 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4250U Haswell Chipset.
- It boasts a 4GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB SSD.
- It offers various connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Xbee, and Bluetooth.
- It also has USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports, Ethernet, HDMI / Display Port Video Output, 2 Mini-PCIe Slots, up to eight-channel audio, and SATA port.
Overall, Jimmy looks to be a good idea for robotics enthusiasts like us. I personally feel this will help in improving our creativity and innovative ideas.
The below video brings Jimmy Robot on action: