10 April 2019
Technology has evolved so much and it will continue to evolve since the work around the ever-expanding tech AI has started and gaining intelligence has no end. We will see more and more products built around AI that will serve our purposes commercially. One of the first products that come to our mind when we think about AI is Robots. But a solid foundation is required for any possible outcome built around it. And, here when Qualcomm comes with its plethora of solutions.
At MWC 2019, Qualcomm has brought several new platforms for new and evolving tech and among them is a dedicated robotics platform which has been designed by keeping in mind the requirements of the robots or what they should be capable of. The aim is to give rise to smart, power-efficient, and cost-effective robots.
The all-new Robotics RB3 Platform seems to be a more aggressive push into the field with the robotics. This system-on-chip brings LTE connectivity, Qualcomm’s AI engine, and sensor processing for things like mapping and navigation. The AI Engine will support on-device machine learning, computer vision, robust security, multimedia, Wi-Fi, and cellular connectivity capabilities. The platform is based on the Qualcomm SDA845/Qualcomm SDM845 SoC.
The Robotics RB3 Platform uses the 10nm based Qualcomm Kryo 385 CPU, Hexagon 685 DSP technology, and Adreno 630 GPU. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n. It allows the video capture up to 4K Ultra HD video capture at 60 fps. It supports 8GB LPDDR4 RAM and has the memory speed of 1866MHz.
Comprising of the comprehensive set of hardware, software, and development tools, the Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform will help manufacturers and developers create robotic products that could help large industrial and enterprise robots to small battery-operated ones. Qualcomm says a new platform is a flexible option for not only the development but for commercialization as well.
Anki, Misty, and JD are among the announced early adopters of the platform. Commercial applications are set to arrive later this year.