Intel developing robot technology

    March 21, 2003

In the future, it might not just be “Intel Inside” personal computers, but — if the company’s research efforts pay off — Intel inside robots, home furnishings and even inside the outdoors. Intel Corp. has opened small labs near four universities and is working with students and professors on research on a variety of technologies, including embedding its chips into increasingly smaller devices and substances.

The world’s largest semiconductor maker opened its doors Thursday to members of the media to show off some of those projects. In one technology demonstration, a small, purse-sized robot programmed to follow items that are red, chased a red teddy bear around the floor.

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