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Semiconductors and "accelerators" for robots designed from Spain

Semiconductors and “accelerators” for robots designed from Spain

Vitoria-Justice, July 25, 2022. –

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Acceleration Robotics and Harvard University will present their research that helps design and create prototypes for the next generation of “robot chips” in Japan this October.

acceleration bots – A semiconductor robotics startup based in the Basque Country, Spain – along with researchers from Harvard Edge Computing Lab From Harvard University, led by Professor Vijay Ganapa Reddy, they will present their latest work Computing architectures for robots that use hardware acceleration (FPGAs and GPUs) that are faster and consume less power. His work is entitledRobotCore: an open architecture for hardware acceleration in ROS 2“Describes an architecture to introduce hardware acceleration into robotics in a sustainable manner, taking into account the scarcity of semiconductors and thus avoiding relying solely on a single manufacturer of silicon solutions.

Leading the Spanish investigation Victor Mayoral Filchesa robotics expert and former systems engineer at Xilinx (now AMD) who left the multinational semiconductor company during COVID-19 to create his own company (acceleration botsfocus on creating hardware designs or “accelerators” for robots). In short, hardware acceleration enables the creation of specialized computing architectures (called “accelerators” or “kernels”) that exploit parallelism in computing. This technology was previously published in the world of video games (the gamesor artificial intelligenceAI) Where GPUs reign supreme. Similarly, in robotics, rather than relying solely on known CPUs and through hardware acceleration (via GPUs and FPGAs), these experts have shown how to create faster hardware designs, with reduced computation times, lower power consumption and time responses. (more imperative)). The central idea behind Victor and his team’s research is to make it easier to access this technology that, according to experts, could change the robotics landscape:

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“Robots are deterministic machines. Performing calculations on time is the most important feature of robotic computing architectures. Most robots today are built using ROS, the programming standard in robotics. ROS focuses on the use of central processing units (CPUs), general-purpose processors that hardly guarantee Computation Times This research proposes designing new robotic chips, processors that specialize in robotic computations that respond up to 500 times faster, consume less power and guarantee computation time, allowing for new applications using bots.” Victor Mayoral FilchesAcceleration Robotics, founder.

The research results also allow comparison of different robotics computing solutions and pave the way for specialists to design hardware prototypes for robots. Acceleration Robotics and Harvard University have been accepted into the International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS), one of the most important annual events in the field of robotics, and will be presented next October in Kyoto (Japan).

Additional Resources

1. Prepress From the article: RobotCore: an open architecture for hardware acceleration in ROS 2

two. press kit With high-resolution images and charts

3. acceleration bots

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