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Intel Demos Wireless Power, Robotics

Intel (NSDQ: INTC) on Thursday showed off its technology for transmitting power wirelessly, a capability that could one day help eliminate the wire clutter behind desks and other areas of the home or office.

Wireless power was one of several technologies Justin Rattner, CTO for Intel, highlighted at the last keynote of the chipmaker's Developer Forum in San Francisco. Rattner also rolled out Intel's work in robotics and "programmable matter," which is the ability to manipulate the shape, size, and even color of an object.

Alanson Sample, a University of Washington intern at Intel's research facility in Seattle, demonstrated the ability to transmit 60 watts of power a distance of two or three feet, using two round metal coils, one as a transmitter, the other a receiver. The latter had a light bulb on the top that remained lit as Sample, a graduate student in electrical engineering, moved the coil around.

Read on: InformationWeek.

— Antone Gonsalves, InformationWeek
lrmobile_vlui 12/5/2012 | 3:33:58 PM
re: Intel Demos Wireless Power, Robotics Antone, is this article complete? Seems to be chopped off in a couple of places?
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