The much-anticipated release of Intel’s Euclid computer has arrived. With an estimated ship date scheduled for May 31st, the action-packed developers kit comes with an Intel RealSense depth camera, 4GB of memory, and an Intel Atom x7-8700 Quad Core Processor. The out-of-the-box ready Intel-engineered kit is pre-installed with both Ubuntu 16.04 and Robotic Operating Systems – all you need is just the device.
Designed for the emerging robotics community, software developers, and DIYers, the Intel Euclid is equipped with a full suite of sensors that include ambient light detection, a barometer, a thermal sensor, GPS, and a proximity sensor. Armed with an RGB depth sensor camera capable of a 75° x 41.5° x 68° (D x V x H) FOV and supported by visual odometry, the Euclid turns any robot into an intuitive device. Whether it’s motion tracking, depth perception, or enhanced area learning, the Intel Euclid enables users to navigate their surroundings with innovative sensor technology.
The 3.5-meter indoor range is certainly impressive and with a longer range estimated for outdoor use, Intel’s Euclid computer is a highly versatile system. Backed by a 2,000 mAh battery allowing for optimal mobility, the Euclid comes with an IR Projector for indoor use and draws off of ambient IR from sunlight in outdoor environments.
From tracking 3D scanning application performance to monitoring depth perception of smart home robots, developers have access to an advanced processing system with a fully calibrated camera. Equipped with everything you need to build a state-of-the-art robot, developers can run everything remotely from the web interface. The pre-installed software enables seamless integration with any ROS-based robots such as Turtlebot or Arduino.
Capable of processing advanced algorithms, the application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) by Intel can rapidly test code on multiple robots. Giving developers and DIYers a head start, the Euclid comes with a full arsenal of pre-developed scenarios. Whether you want to connect to a display, keyboard, or mouse, the ASIC system is completely operable out of the
Making the Euclid development kit all the more impressive – is that it comes with two pre-installed software programs that include Ubuntu 16.04 and Robotic Operating System (ROS) kinetic kame. Also built into the system, evaluation versions of Intel SLAM and Personal Tracking Middleware. If you’re a developer and want to take advantage of a system designed specifically for sensing, computing, and communications, then look no further than Intel’s Euclid.
Intel certainly got it right while designing its Euclid Development Kit. Whether it’s the RealSense depth camera technology, the pre-installed Ubuntu OS, or the Atom Quad-core processor, the ASIC by Intel is one of the most powerful, yet user-friendly systems available in the market at the $399 price range. From its 3.5-meter indoor range to the 2,000mAh built-in battery, Intel made sure its computer was engineered for mobility – making it the ultimate package for the DIY robotics developer.