Intel’s Robotic Development Kit and Aero Kit makes building robots and drones easy
In addition to leading the market from the front where desktop and server processors are in demand, Intel is also digging deep into IoT. The company’s latest hardware will effortlessly allow us to mass produce robots and drones, and that too from the comfort of their own home.
Intel had introduced its Robotic Development Kit and Aero Kit, which not only provide the necessary hardware, but software to allow you to commandeer your very own robots and drones. A major part of the developer boards is the RealSense 3D camera, which will be shipping with the kits and will aid the robots and drones navigate and avoid obstacles. The RealSense 3D camera can easily recognize items and determine the size, shape and other variables from a fair amount of distance.
What is even more exciting is that this software and hardware kit will not cost you an arm and a leg because it only costs $249 and will be ready to ship out later this quarter. It has a circuit board that is the same size as a credit card and it features Intel’s very own Atom x5-Z8350 CPU. Apart from this, it is supplemented by an Intel HD 4000 iGPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
Other features of the logic board include an HDMI slot, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, a camera interface and an eDP (embedded DisplayPort) slot to connect to a display. Even though the kit will run Ubuntu Linux right off the bat, it will also be able to support Windows 10, along with other versions of Microsoft’s OS.
The development kit from Intel is tapping more into IoT and we will definitely get to see a multitude of products in the near future. After all, a $249 development that not only includes hardware, but software too is possibly the most affordable thing that we have ever comes across as far as making your own robots and drones are concerned.