1Taking 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.
2A 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.
3Eyes 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.
4Collaboration on the Go
iRobot’s Ava 500 video collaboration robot also is integrated with the RealSense technology.
5Entering Into a Virtual World
Using five cameras, a 3D image of a person can be uploaded and pulled together into a computer …
6Let 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.
7More 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 …
8Creating a Head Case
… to create 3D etchings of the person’s head within the glass.
9It’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.
10A 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.
11Time for a Quick Ride
Recon set up this virtual bike display …
12Getting 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.
13Planning the Data Center
Attendees could put on these virtual-reality headsets from Occulus VR to virtually design their infrastructure systems.
14Computing 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.
15Coming in All Shapes and (Mostly Small) Sizes
The chip maker also showed off the different mini-PCs that are powered by its processors.
16Beware 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.
17Crashing 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.
18Tracking 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.
19Data 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.
20Facebook 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.
21VMware and Its Glowing Display
The virtualization pioneer showed off a 64-node all-flash array featuring Intel’s solid-state drives for NVM Express.