Qulacomm Introduces RB5, World’s First 5G and AI-Enabled Robotics Platform

Qualcomm Robotics RB5 Development Kit

Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm® Robotics RB5 platform, the most advanced, integrated, comprehensive offering designed specifically for robotics. The platform is comprised of an extensive set of hardware, software and development tools.

The Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform is the first of its kind to bring together the Company’s deep expertise in 5G and AI to empower developers and manufacturers to create the next generation of high-compute, low-power robots and drones for the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors.

Qualcomm Technologies has engaged many companies that have endorsed the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform.

The platform’s Qualcomm QRB5165 processor, customized for robotics applications, delivering 15 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS) of AI performance for running complex AI and deep learning workloads.

The processor also offers incredible machine learning (ML) inferencing under restricted power budgets using Qualcomm® Hexagon™ Tensor Accelerator (HTA), a powerful image signal processor (ISP) with support for seven concurrent cameras, and a dedicated computer vision engine for enhanced video analytics (EVA).

Dev Singh, senior director, business development and head of autonomous robotics, drones and intelligent machines, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc said, “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”.

Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform’s key features include:

  • Powerful Heterogeneous Computing Capabilities
  • 5th Generation Qualcomm AI Engine
  • Advanced Imaging Capability
  • Security Support
  • Connectivity

To enable the next generation of robotics solutions and designs, Qualcomm Technologies has entered into a strategic collaboration with TDK to further enhance the capabilities of the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. TDK has added its latest sensor technologies for enhanced robotics applications as part of the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform and they have been instrumental in providing sensor solutions and motor control hardware.

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