Merged reality took the center stage at the inaugural day of the 2016 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday.
In his opening keynote, CEO Brian Krzanich explained his vision for merged reality. He said, merged reality is a new way of experiencing physical and virtual interactions and environments through a suite of next-generation sensing and digitizing technologies.
According to Krzanich, “Merged reality delivers virtual world experiences more dynamically and naturally than ever before – and makes experiences impossible in the real world now possible.”
Krzanich also shared the company’s vision for the future of technology spanning virtual reality, autonomous driving, the industrial Internet, and the important role developers play in bringing this future to life.
At the inaugural day, the processor giant unveiled Intel Project Alloy, an all-in-one virtual reality solution that features the compute and sensors integrated directly into the headset.
This offering leverages Intel RealSense technology. Project Alloy will be offered as an open hardware platform in 2017.
The company further introduced the new Intel Joule platform for the Internet of Things. This new high-end compute platform is capable of delivering human-like senses to a new generation of smart devices and is now available.
Further announcements include, Intel Euclid Developer Kit, collaboration with Microsoft to bring virtual reality to mainstream PCs and the availability of the Yuneec Typhoon H drone.
Besides, Intel Custom Foundry announced its 10 nm design platform will now offer access to ARM Artisan physical IP.