Today I got a sneak peak as Intel scientists from across the Intel set up their projects for Research@Intel Day, held at the Computer History Museum on June 11. The eye catcher for me? The robotic hands.There’s a spacious lounge with white coaches and iPod equipped sphere seating where people were catching up with work before getting back their projects. Every year, this is the science fair for Intel employees. We get to see a round up of top projects that are “pulling up the horizon of our future.” That’s a line that hit me, looking back on the past five Research@Intel Day events I’ve seen. And pulling up the future through collaboration is what I heard from software developer wise man Aaron Tersteeg as he set up his team’s Whatif.intel.com project. What if you could collaborate with Intel and realize your own return on Intel’s investment in innovation? Our Research maven Magen Langer shared what she’s most looking forward to — health care, “green” technology research, new uses for mobile technologies, robotics and seeing people share how they’d use MashMaker. I believe this is an event that sends everyone elevating beyond limits of their own imagination…because seeing is not only believing, seeing is a springboard to a new reality. That was another theme I picked up on today from some of the researchers. They are passionate about their projects because they are real, not a smart collection of written words. In the Carry Small, Live Large section there are several projects focusing on new uses for ultra mobile Internet devices. Here’s where researchers are showing how Intel Atom technology powered wireless Internet gadgets can really let you dive into the 3-D world of Second Life. Maybe not an optimal experience yet, but check out this video I shot today and share your thoughts on what’s next.