Photos: Intel's vision of smart machines

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, the chipmaker paints a bullish future with advances in processing, communication, robots, materials science, and human-computer interfaces.

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Intel Research staff scientist Jason Campbell describes devices called catoms that collectively could be assembled into materials that are in effect programmable. To see more photos from Intel's presentation on smart computers, click on the image above. Stephen Shankland/CNET News

At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week, the chipmaker painted a bullish future with advances in processing, communication, robots, materials science, and human-computer interfaces. Click on the photo above to see more on Intel's vision of future, including a robot that can sense nearby objects through electromagnetic field changes, a basic video game controlled directly to the brain's electrical signals, and catons, programmable building blocks like computerized atoms that Intel believes will be the building blocks for shape-shifting devices.

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