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July 7, 2014 12:36 PM   Subscribe

21st Century Robot: Intel Corp. debuts "Jimmy" an open-source 3d printed home robot to launch later this year.
posted by loukasven (19 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Let his first task be designing a website that is not infuriating.
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:57 PM on July 7, 2014 [4 favorites]

Sandblast the top of my refrigerator
posted by maggieb at 1:14 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Oh great, there aren't enough fucking guys named "Jim" in the world, now they're going to be printed by the thousands.
posted by bondcliff at 1:17 PM on July 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

Hmm... I want my robot to be able to use a 3D printer. And assemble robots. And acquire more material for the 3d printer.

That is all.
posted by el io at 1:22 PM on July 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

I want him to do my work so I can spend my time reading books and drinking beer.
posted by goethean at 1:35 PM on July 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

Queue up the sexy anime bots in 3, 2, 1....
posted by ian1977 at 1:52 PM on July 7, 2014

The open source nature of this is sort of intriguing - it sounds like that will be fun for geek kids -- or grown up geek kids.

Altho ten to one, among the first mods will be a cross between Jimmy and a Real Doll.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:01 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

All a self-replicating robot needs is a credit card and a telephone.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 2:28 PM on July 7, 2014

This is good, I need a robot to cheer for sports for me, as I don't care myself.
But then we will see how it fares at an SRL show. It will be given a leatherman tool.
posted by boilermonster at 2:48 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Jimmy the Robot? Do the Aquabats have a trademark lawyer?
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:05 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

IDAK Remix
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 4:07 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

I don't know if it's just the mobile layout, but this entry was hilariously truncated:

Meet Jimmy. He’s the friendly walking robot that Intel is designing for consumers, and he can do all the things you might require of a robotic pal, including singing, translating languages, sending tweets on your behalf and even serving you bee

posted by jason_steakums at 4:44 PM on July 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

This looks great, but maybe we can stop calling things "open source" when there's no source available? :(
posted by phooky at 6:24 PM on July 7, 2014

Phooky, everything I've read so far in the links seems to indicate that it is open source. I'm still reading, but can you point to where they say the source is not accessible?
posted by herda05 at 7:34 PM on July 7, 2014

Here's a version of the site with the Tumblr theme stripped off.
posted by msbutah at 9:11 PM on July 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Can we get a no holds barred brawl between Jimmy and Asimo?
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere at 10:52 PM on July 7, 2014

It's not released yet, but one of the developers says, Like the hardware, all of the software will be available completely open-source and available for anyone to download. That link has details about the software platform and more.
posted by mbrubeck at 1:32 AM on July 8, 2014

This reminds me of a Rudy Rucker novel, I think it's "The Hacker and the Ants." The hacker makes open source designs for DIY home robots. Everything goes well until one day when a customer instructs her robot to take care of her baby until she returns, and put the chicken in the oven at 3PM.
posted by charlie don't surf at 9:37 AM on July 8, 2014

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