Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform – the company’s most advanced, integrated, comprehensive offering created specifically for robotics. Building on the successful Robotics RB3 platform and its wide adoption in a broad array of robotics and drone products available today, the platform is composed of an extensive set of hardware, software and development tools.
The platform is the first of its kind to bring together the company’s extensive expertise in 5G and AI to enable developers and manufacturers to produce the next generation of high-compute, low-power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defence, industrial and professional service sectors – and the comprehensive development kit helps guarantee developers have the customisation and versatility they require to make their visions a commercial reality. To date, the company has engaged many companies that have endorsed the platform, including over 20 early adopters in the process of evaluating the platform. Furthermore, over 30 ecosystem players are developing required hardware and software to allow various robotics applications including the following companies: 96Boards, Acontis, ADLINK, AirMap, AirServe, Airtonomy, AlwaysAI, Augmented Pixels, Autocore, Autoware Foundation, Canonical, DeepEdge.ai, DreamVu, Dronecode, Fractal.ai, GlobalEdge, Innominds Software, InOrbit, Intel RealSense, Lantronix, Linaro, LiteOn, Kudan, ModalAI, Nod, Open Robotics, Panasonic, PathPartners, Pilot.AI, Shoreline IoT, SLAMCORE, TDK, Thundercomm, and Tier IV.
“Qualcomm Technologies is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator with a strong foundation in AI, mobile computing and connectivity. By applying its deep-rooted mobile systems expertise to the robotics industry, Qualcomm Technologies is helping to enable the creation of more powerful, secure, and intelligent robots than ever before,” said Dev Singh, senior director, business development and head of autonomous robotics, drones and intelligent machines, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “With the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform, Qualcomm Technologies will help accelerate growth in a wide array of robotics segments such as autonomous mobile robots (AMR), delivery, inspection, inventory, industrial, collaborative robots and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), enabling Industry 4.0 robotics use cases, and laying the foundation for the UAV Traffic Management (UTM) space.”