Intel is no stranger to the creepy crawlers that most of us are so scared of. They have powered a whole spider suit in the past, as well as other spider-looking drones. Those sure were menacing, but today we are putting our focus on a demo that may make arachnophobes feel a bit more at ease, as it showcases Intel CEO Brian Krzanich controling multiple spider drones with hand gestures.
The star of the show would be Intel’s Curie, a new platform that super tiny, yet can power wearables with its integrated processor, RAM memory, Bluetooth connectivity, accelerometer and gyroscope. It’s pretty much a low-powered computer, but it can do some awesome stuff. We were impressed to see their demonstration at IDF 2015, in Shenzhen.
Intel Curie specs
- A low-power, 32-bit Intel Quark SE SoC
- 384kB Flash memory, 80kB SRAM
- A low-power integrated DSP sensor hub and pattern-matching technology
- Bluetooth Low Energy
- 6-axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope
- Battery charging circuitry (PMIC)
They put this little platform in a wearable and programmed it to be able to control an evil swarm of spiders via gestures. It was a short demo, but it really shows us what kind of things the module can do. And it can be implanted into a plethora of products, including rings, bracelets, bags, pendants and more. Oh, and yes – it can literally fit in a button.
Check out the video and try not to get goosebumps.