That's what Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said about the inevitability of robotic technology. Intel plans to launch a 3-D printable robot kit by the end of the year. The "consumer" version will start around $1,600 plus PIY (print it yourself) body. The robot will be open source.
Not much detail about the hardware for the 'consumer" version except that it will run on an Intel Edison.The research version which runs on a Core i5 will cost about $16,000!
I suspect it was the research version that they demonstrated at the Code Conference:
Jimmy is cute, but for $16K he would want to be! I'll follow the development of the "consumer" version but I think Ez-Robot has more appeal to the "consumer" with significantly lower cost entry level, choice of 3 starter robots and well developed software & support