Intel taps student's robot for processor demo
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"While I've always been a little scared of spiders, watching
student Matt Bunting's hexapod robot dancing has all but cured me.
Maybe it's the combination of the folk guitar and little leg sways
in the below video, but all of a sudden, spiders (at least the
robotic kind) look so damn cute.
"Cuteness aside, the hexapod bot has gotten some attention from
high places. Two days after Bunting, a University of Arizona
electrical-engineering senior, posted a YouTube video of his bot,
Intel ordered two of them to promote its Atom processors at trade
shows and engineering meetings. The robot uses Intel's 1.60GHz Atom
Z530 and US15W chipset. It runs on the Ubuntu open-source operating