Intel Says Open Source 3D Printed Robots Are Coming

Lee Bell | The Inquirer | September 13, 2013

Twenty-first Century Robot project will bridge the technology gap

SAN FRANCISCO: 3D PRINTED, OPEN SOURCE ROBOTS that are going to bridge the gap between technology and humanity are on their way, according to Intel, which talked about its Twenty-first Century Robot initiative that will "bring science fact to science fiction".

It might sound like a sci-fi film gone terrifyingly wrong, but that's what Intel's futurist Brian David Johnson told attendees at a media briefing at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

"We've been doing this thing called science fiction prototyping... something that you haven't known about, using science fiction inside of Intel," said Johnson.