Robotics Applications for Embedded Vision

“Embedded Vision for Autonomous Drones,” an Alliance Conversation with Skydio

Jeff Bier, Founder of the Edge AI and Vision Alliance, interviews Hayk Martiros, Head of Autonomy at Skydio, about the critical technical challenges for implementing embedded vision in autonomous drones that operate under difficult, real-world conditions. Skydio is hiring! The company is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages

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Baumer Wins inspect Award 2021: Making Robots “See”

(11/19/2020)  The automated coordinate alignment of the robot-compatible VeriSens XF/XC900 vision sensors from Baumer convinced the expert jury of the inspect award 2021. Out of nine finalist products in the online voting, the sensors were awarded first place in the category Vision. The award granted by the publisher Wiley-VCH every year honors the most innovative

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Free Webinar Explores Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles

On December 15, 2020 at 9 am PT (noon ET), Pierrick Boulay, Market and Technology Analyst at Yole Développement, will present the free hour webinar “Sensor Fusion for Autonomous Vehicles,” organized by the Edge AI and Vision Alliance. Here’s the description, from the event registration page: Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are based on a

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IniVation Launches High-speed Neuromorphic Laser Profiler

October 14, 2020 – iniVation is proud to launch the DVL-5000 ultra-fast high-resolution laser profiler. The DVL-5000 features ultra-high-speed, low-latency laser profiling at full resolution and high precision for rapid response to dynamic environments. The patented DVL-5000 provides breakthrough performance for use cases including high-speed scanning, robot guidance, quality control, and high-speed inspection. Built on

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Qualcomm Releases End-to-End 5G Robotics Platform with AI

This market research report was originally published at Omdia | Tractica’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of Omdia | Tractica. End-to-end robotics platform with modular, customizable development kit Robotics development just got easier and more integrated. On June 17, 2020, Qualcomm announced the release of its RB5 robotics platform with artificial intelligence

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LiDAR is Facing Headwinds: Is Diversification the Solution?

OUTLINES: LiDAR industry: Yole Développement (Yole) announces increasing volumes but decreasing unit prices. Market trends: The overall 2025 LiDAR market should reach US$3.8 billion, with a 19% CAGR between 2020 and 2025. The automotive segment is expected to be the main driver for LiDAR technologies in the next five years. The industrial market will show

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Developing Robotics Applications in Python with NVIDIA Isaac SDK

This blog post was originally published at NVIDIA’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of NVIDIA. The modular and easy-to-use perception stack of NVIDIA Isaac SDK continues to accelerate the development of various mobile robots. Isaac SDK 2020.1 introduces the Python API, making it easier to build robotic applications for those who are

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Autonomous Surface Vehicles Roaming Our Seas

This market research report was originally published at Omdia | Tractica’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of Omdia | Tractica. Autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs) are unmanned vessels that float on the surface of water and operate without a crew onboard. They can autonomously carry out a mission and can be monitored and

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Qualcomm Launches World’s First 5G and AI-Enabled Robotics Platform

Qualcomm® Robotics RB5 Platform Delivers Cutting-Edge Connectivity and Power Efficient Inferencing at the Edge for AI and Machine Learning (ML) The Platform Facilitates Accelerated Development of Innovative, Power-Efficient, High Computing Robots and Drones for Enterprise, Industrial and Professional Service Applications Qualcomm® QRB5165 Robotics Processor Enables AI, ML, Heterogeneous Computing, Enhanced Computer Vision, Multi-Camera Concurrency with

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SLAMcore Debuts Full-stack Spatial AI SDK in Industry Competition

This blog post was originally published at SLAMcore’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of SLAMcore. The three most challenging questions in autonomous robotics are: where am I? how far away are the objects around me? and, what are those objects? The vast majority of robot failures stem from an inability to answer

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Robot Senses: Robots That Can See, Hear, Feel, and More

This market research report was originally published at Omdia | Tractica’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of Omdia | Tractica. A robot with no way to sense its position or environment is simply an automaton that performs movements blindly. That is changing due to a trend toward adding vision, torque, and other

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Sensors Are At the Heart Of the Robotic Mobility Disruption

OUTLINES: A new generation of robotic vehicle is bringing MaaS to the masses. High end sensor technology and raw computing power is at the center of this ongoing market disruption. Sensors for robotic vehicles will become industries of their own: 51% CAGR expected for the next 15 years. “Disruption is coming to our streets and

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A Faster, Simpler Path to AI-Enabled Robotics: The UP Squared RoboMaker Developer Kit, Powered by Intel and AWS

This blog post was originally published at Intel’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of Intel. The pace of innovation is quickening across all industries, including manufacturing and the intelligent factories of Industry 4.0. Unlocking the value of data via machine learning is propelling us into this next phase, and innovations in industrial

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Robotic Components: The Building Blocks of Robotic Life

This market research report was originally published at Tractica’s website. It is reprinted here with the permission of Tractica. Much is written about robot systems, but what about the components that comprise these machines? Key technologies include the robot arms, grippers, actuators, sensors, vision systems, power systems, and controllers. The robotics market is experiencing a

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“Fundamentals of Monocular SLAM,” a Presentation from Cadence

Shrinivas Gadkari, Design Engineering Director at Cadence, presents the “Fundamentals of Monocular SLAM” tutorial at the May 2019 Embedded Vision Summit. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) refers to a class of algorithms that enables a device with one or more cameras and/or other sensors to create an accurate map of its surroundings, to determine the

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