Loki robot built by Dave Shinsel
"Intel is focused on perceptual computing and new user interfaces and a robot is all about that," said Intel software engineer Dave Shinsel. "How do you interface with something that doesn't have a keyboard and doesn't have a mouse? It's something completely different."
DIY Robot Roams High-Tech Event
Winner of SyFy Channel's Robot Combat Wars brings homemade robot to IDF13.
Amid aisles of slick enterprise IT demos, a homemade talking robot drew a big crowd as it rolled through the exhibition hall at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Introducing himself as Loki, the laptop-powered robot built by Intel software engineer Dave Shinsel would paused to speak with attendees, shake their hands and pick up objects from the floor.
"Loki uses a 3-D sensor to see objects in his environment," Shinsel said. "He has stereo cameras for eyes. He tries to examine the world around him and make sense of it. He builds a model in his computer of what the world looks like."