Manisha Agrawal, Product Marketing Manager at Texas Instruments, presents the “Build Smarter, Safer and Efficient Autonomous Robots and Mobile Machines” tutorial at the May 2022 Embedded Vision Summit.
Automation is expanding rapidly from the factory floor to the consumer’s front door. Examples include autonomous mobile robots used in warehouses and last mile delivery and service robots, and advanced operator assistance systems used in off-highway machinery such as excavators and lifting platforms. Vision, AI and sensor fusion with functional safety are key technology enablers of these autonomous systems.
In this presentation, Agrawal discusses the sensing, processing and application development challenges in designing such functionally safe and autonomous systems. She then introduces an example of an efficient autonomous system design that is optimized for performance, power, size and system cost using TI’s functional-safety-capable TDA4 family of scalable processors. Finally, she presents the associated application development environment using open-source, industry-standard APIs that enable automatic hardware acceleration without any hand coding.
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