Taking in the Experience at the Intel Developer Forum

1 - Taking in the Experience at the Intel Developer Forum
2 - A CEO on the Move
3 - Eyes for the Robot
4 - Collaboration on the Go
5 - Entering Into a Virtual World
6 - Let the Games Begin
7 - More Fun With 3D Imaging
8 - Creating a Head Case
9 - It's a Visual World
10 - A Recon Mission
11 - Time for a Quick Ride
12 - Getting the Information
13 - Planning the Data Center
14 - Computing in a Small Package
15 - Coming in All Shapes and (Mostly Small) Sizes
16 - Beware the Dancing Spiders
17 - Crashing the Party
18 - Tracking the Bikes
19 - Data Center Products on Display
20 - Facebook Shows Off Its Infrastructure
21 - VMware and Its Glowing Display
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Taking in the Experience at the Intel Developer Forum

IDF focused on the end user experience—from immersive gaming to devices to robots—and the tools developers can use to provide and enhance those experiences.

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A CEO on the Move

Throughout the event, Krzanich could be seen walking around the Moscone Center, talking with attendees, checking out the displays and taking in the show.

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Eyes for the Robot

Relay, a robot developed by Savioke, uses Intel's RealSense technology to navigate through crowded environments like hotels or—in this case—the floors of the Moscone Center.

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Collaboration on the Go

iRobot's Ava 500 video collaboration robot also is integrated with the RealSense technology.

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Entering Into a Virtual World

Using five cameras, a 3D image of a person can be uploaded and pulled together into a computer …

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Let the Games Begin

… and then inserted into a video game that is displayed on the big screen. The person can then stand in front of the screen and—using gestures—move their image within the game.

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More Fun With 3D Imaging

In another demonstration at the show, a 3D image of a person's head is caught by a tablet, and the image is sent into the computer at left. The system on the right uses that image …

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Creating a Head Case

… to create 3D etchings of the person's head within the glass.

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It's a Visual World

Krzanich and other Intel executives spoke about the rich visuals and interactive applications that can be created through the company's Iris Pro Graphics technology.

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A Recon Mission

Intel invested in smart eyewear maker Recon in 2013, and two months ago bought the company. Recon's wares were on display at IDF.

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Time for a Quick Ride

Recon set up this virtual bike display …

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Getting the Information

… so riders could try out these Recon Jet glasses, which include built-in GPS and motion-tracking capabilities and can track such data as distance, duration and pace.

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Planning the Data Center

Attendees could put on these virtual-reality headsets from Occulus VR to virtually design their infrastructure systems.

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Computing in a Small Package

Intel put on display the broad range of computing devices its chips, including its Quark and Atom systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), can drive, including the Intel Compute Stick.

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Coming in All Shapes and (Mostly Small) Sizes

The chip maker also showed off the different mini-PCs that are powered by its processors.

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Beware the Dancing Spiders

The collection of Intel-powered robot spiders—"spiderbots"—were a huge hit at IDF. Operators can use wrist devices to control the movements of the spiders through gestures.

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Crashing the Party

BotBashParty brought is Bot Bash robots to IDF. The company's business is bringing the robots to parties and letting people battle with them in a portable arena. A BotBashParty representative says the company is considering using an Intel Edison IoT platform to control the arena.

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Tracking the Bikes

BMX bikes were outfitted with Curie-based sensors and let loose in the Moscone Center. The sensors tracked the motions of the bikes, creating a real-time picture of the bikes on the move.

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Data Center Products on Display

Though much of the focus of IDF was on smaller systems and devices, there were still some data center infrastructure offerings on display, including a cabinet from Lenovo that included System x3650 M5 servers.

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Facebook Shows Off Its Infrastructure

The social networking giant is among the hyperscale giants that make much of their own data center products, and had some of those systems on display at IDF.

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VMware and Its Glowing Display

The virtualization pioneer showed off a 64-node all-flash array featuring Intel's solid-state drives for NVM Express.

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