Adlink Technology offers the Roscube-X and Roscube-I controllers for autonomous robotics applications. The devices provide optional CAN connectivity.
The Roscube-X series is powered by the Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier module with integrated Volta GPU (graphics processing unit), dual deep learning accelerators, and a variety of interfaces. The controller supports the Nvidia Jetpack SDK (start development kit) and features artificial intelligence (AI) computing for autonomous robotics development. It is qualified with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, and works with AWS Robomaker for cloud integration. ROS and ROS 2 (robot operating system) with the Eclipse Cyclone DDS middleware are supported. Time synchronization for eight GMSL2 cameras and IMU (inertial measurement unit) is implemented. Optional LTE-A modules allow the solution’s connection to a mobile communication network. Neuron SDK (start development kit) and drivers for ROS/ROS 2 robotic applications such as autonomous mobile robots (AMR), warehouse AGVs (automated guided vehicles), and autonomous cargo delivery are available.
“Adlink, Nvidia, and AWS Robomaker work closely to empower high-performance AI computing at the edge. Our new Roscube-X helps integrators to develop and deploy advanced robotics applications faster and easier than ever, enabling industrial and commercial users to take their business operations to next level and create new value in their product lines,” said Dr. Ryan Chen, Director of the Advanced Robotic Platform Group at Adlink. “We designed the Roscube-X as an integrated hardware and software solution for open robotics. It provides users a vantage point from which to optimize AI value by enabling powerful and sustainable deployment of their machine learning models.”
In a joint work with Intel, Adlink developed the Roscube-I ROS 2 controller series for AI-based robotics applications. The series is based on Intel Xeon E, Intel Core i7/i3, and Intel Core i5 processors. It supports an extension box for Intel VPU (vision processing unit) cards and the Intel’s Openvino toolkit for computation of AI algorithms and inference. The Neuron SDK can be used for development of robotic applications such as autonomous mobile robots (AMR). The ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and the optional RTOS (real-time operating system) such as Vxworks are available. Developers can use the Roscube-I starter kit or Roscube Pico development kit to prototype algorithms and deploy them to the company’s Neuronbot ROS 2-based robotic development kit.
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