Liliya Tazieva, Software Engineer at Synopsys, demonstrates the company’s latest edge AI and vision technologies and products at the 2021 Embedded Vision Summit. Specifically, Tazieva demonstrates simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) acceleration on Synopsys’ DesignWare ARC EV7x processors.
SLAM creates and updates a map of an unknown environment while at the same time keeping track of an agent’s location within it. SLAM is a key component in a variety of systems, such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, and augmented and virtual reality. This demonstration shows how to accelerate a SLAM software stack by offloading some of the processing to the ARC EV7x processor, as well as how adding an extra core to parallelize the algorithms can further increase the acceleration. Tazieva also shows how, with an EV7x-based system, you can incorporate a deep neural network engine to expand the system’s intelligence.