The company Qualcomm introduced Snapdragon Cargo
The company “Qualcomm” is well known to almost all users his chips, which employ a great number of gadgets. However, Qualcomm is not only just produces the basis for most devices, it also uses these gadgets and technologies in their own R & d, one aspect of which is robotics.
At CES 2015 Qualcomm has shown its latest development in this field robot Snapdragon Cargo. This robot knows how to ride and fly, lifting into the air cargo. Robot Snapdragon Cargo was the continued development of the Snapdragon Rover – wheeled bot which is a robot-loader working independently. Operated the robot on the Snapdragon 600.
Model Snapdragon Cargo is working on a single-chip system Qualcomm Snapdragon – it includes a computational core, sensors, and positioning sensors in space, wireless modules and tools IO. Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon processor delivers multi-core computation with low energy consumption – it can simultaneously run multiple tasks in real time.
In addition, the robot embedded vision technology – due to this it is better oriented in space. This is due to the Toolbox the Machine Vision Research, which consists of Visual Inertial Odometry, Vision-only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, and Depth From Stereo cameras. Visual Inertial Odometry deals with the monitoring of the positions of the bot and guides him through sensors and cameras. Vision-only Simultaneous Localization And Mapping performs the same function, but with simultaneous alignment of the maps of the surrounding space. Well, Depth from Stereo cameras is obtaining data about the distance – you need to detect objects and prevent collisions.
In general, the company “Qualcomm” was the robot Snapdragon Cargo drone, which can not only move on land due to the crawler system, but also to fly. While it is not known neither about the cost of the robot or about the date of commencement of sales of this bot.