Intel Champions Internet of Things Innovations at Computex 2016

Sota carries on conversations with humans while also interacting with smart devices.

I’m super excited by all the innovation our Intel IoT technologies demonstrated at Computex 2016—touching nearly every part of our lives—at work, at home, and at play. From grand aspirations like finding more productive ways to feed the global population to optimizing the energy efficiency of the buildings we live and work in, connecting things that were never connected before, Intel IoT is leading to new data insights that could materially and meaningfully impact our society for the better.

Intrigued? Here are some of our favorite examples of IoT innovation from Computex 2016.


IoT-connected Robots: Our Binary Buddies

A pair of Sota robots at Computex 2016. Sota stands for “social talker".

We saw amazing examples like IoT-connected Sota, which stands for “social talker,” act as a kind of multitasking human-to-machine translator and household coordinator, carrying on conversations with humans while also interacting with smart devices, turning on lights, locking doors, and opening curtains as requested. Excited to start building? Learn more about the Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit.


Opening Doors to Smart Homes

An infographic with icons representing connected devices in a smart home.

Speaking of connected households, we announced the Intel AnyWAN GRX 750 system-on-a-chip (SoC) family and the Intel XWAY WAV500 Wi-Fi chipset, setting the foundation for connectivity with high performance and security for home gateways and further enabling effortless connected home experiences. Learn more about connected home gateways.


Driving Connected Transportation Innovations

Intel announced the On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBDII) dongle with an Intel Atom x3-C3205RK processor at Computex 2016.

For those of us ready to pull out of the connected smart home garage and onto the road to IoT everywhere, we announced a collaboration on a connected telematics service with Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom and SanJet Technology Corp. The solution uses a low-cost Intel Atom x3 processor for IoT that enables fleet management optimization, real-time feedback to increase driver safety, and customized insurance policies based on driving behavior and car usage. Learn more about the On-Board Diagnostics-II (OBDII) dongle with an Intel Atom x3-C3205RK processor.


Propelling Innovations

The Yuneec Typhoon H features an Intel RealSense camera, enabling it to avoid moving obstacles that would hinder lesser drones. That means it runs on the greatest fuel of all, the fuel of AWESOMENESS!

As we travel from the road to the sky above, the Yuneec Typhoon H is right there with us like our buzzing little aerial buddy in the wild blue yonder. This innovative multitasking multicopter features an Intel RealSense camera, enabling it to avoid moving obstacles that would hinder lesser drones. Learn more about the amazing innovations taking place with Intel-based drone technologies.


Sowing the Seeds of IoT

This is a picture of small orange flowers used in an Intel IoT greenhouse demonstration.

While they don’t sport overalls yet, farmer drones are already busily surveying the back 40 from above as a smart agriculture solution. Closer down to Earth, our Intel IoT technology is enabling better harvests with connected greenhouses, using sensors to measure humidity, temperature, and soil conditions. Learn more about increasing food production with the Internet of Things.


5G Network Transformation

A man thumbs across his phone screen while standing outside a car. This is the kind of thing that's going to go the way of the horse and buggy once 5G comes rolling into town.

I, and many of us here at Intel, believe that in the near future, 5G will bring more powerful wireless networks that connect things to each other, to people, and to the cloud. During Computex, we announced an agreement with Foxconn to collaborate on the development of 5G network infrastructure technologies to accelerate this transition. Our collaboration will include proof of concepts and pilot programs for technologies like Mobile Edge Computing, Cloud Radio Access Network (Cloud-RAN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Learn more about how Intel is accelerating a path to 5G.

As the boundaries of computing expand, IoT solutions showcase the transformational impact technology has on industries around the world. We believe that in the not-to-distant future, billions of smart and connected devices, new data-rich services, and cloud applications fueled by IoT will bring new and exciting experiences to our lives, ushering in the next wave of computing. As we saw at Computex 2016, our robust and ever-growing Intel IoT ecosystem is architecting and delivering the technology innovations that will bring the next generation of amazing experiences to life. We look forward to sharing the experience with you!

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