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InOrbit and Qualcomm Robotics RB3 platform

Florian Pestoni

Our goal is to put every robot in orbit around the cloud to help accelerate the adoption of robotics across industries. Today we are one important step closer to that goal.

At RoboBusiness, the premier commercial robotics trade show for business executives, we announced that the Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 development kit will have pre-integrated support for InOrbit’s cloud platform. This advanced development kit is based on the powerful Qualcomm SDA845 SoC. This allows robotics developers to create autonomous robots for the most challenging applications.

The Qualcomm Robotics RB3 development kit, available for purchase from Thundercomm is based on the Qualcomm® Robotics RB3 platform, and supports the development of smart, power-efficient and cost-effective robots by combining high-performance heterogeneous computing, Qualcomm® Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engine for on-device machine learning, computer vision, vault-like security, multimedia and Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity.

“Having InOrbit as part of our robotics ecosystem is key to helping accelerate the adoption of robotics at scale,” said Dev Singh, director of business development and head of robotics, drones, and intelligent machines, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “The combination of Qualcomm SoCs on the robots and InOrbit in the cloud allows companies to zoom in on application-specific needs.”

As autonomous service robots are deployed at scale, the need for connectivity to the cloud is becoming a critical factor for scaling operations. Qualcomm is best known as the leader in smartphone chipsets and cellular communication, and with RB3 the company has created a great platform for rich robotics applications.

As 5G connectivity is rolled out, autonomous robots based on RB3 will be able to connect to the InOrbit cloud and benefit from low-latency, high-bandwidth connections. This will help advance our vision of humans, robots and AI in the cloud driving advancements in productivity.