Feb 4, 2012. CNet -- They wanted to build a robot that, like any software-based product, could be tweaked and changed over time. Their robot needed to evolve.
The problem was cost. Nguyen, who is 25, came up with the idea of tying it all to a smartphone in order to take advantage of the powerful processor already built into the phone. This way, the most expensive part of building a robot from scratch would, in effect, be taken care of by Apple or other smartphone makers
The PC revolution created huge opportunities for embedded computing: from dental office equipment to PC-based supermarket checkout stands to blade servers that run on Intel processors. In a similar fashion, the smartphone revolution will power new connected appliances.
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