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Intel Corp introduced a walking, talking robot last week made from 3D-printed parts that will be available to consumers later this year, if they are willing to assemble it with a kit that costs around $1,600.

The company’s Chief Executive Brian Krzanich was accompanied by “Jimmy” on stage at the Code Conference in California. The white 2-foot tall robot shuffled onto the stage, introduced itself and then waved its arms.

Intel describes Jimmy as a research robot, but the company intends to make 3D-printable plans available without charge for a slightly less advanced version, and partners will sell components that cannot be 3D- printed, such as motors and an Intel Edison processor, in kits. Jimmy can be programmed to sing, translate languages, send tweets and even serve a cold beer.

Source from Myanmar First Bilingual Business Journal Jun 5-11,2014