This UK company was founded in 1989 with the focus on design, manufacturing, and testing of electronics modules based on a leading-edge multiprocessing technology that allowed infinitive scaling of processing power in the following areas:
1. Vision system and sub-components for safety
2. Advanced sensor technology for monitoring
3. Robotics electronics for unmanned vehicles
The newly released solution (VCS for “Vision, Control & Sensor”) has its origin in a H2020 ICT project, where the consortium successfully developed a low-power image processing (15Watts) platform. The platform uses the latest devices 64-bit processor scalability while combining real-time control with soft and hard engines for graphics, video, waveform, and packet processing (Zynq MPSoC FPGA) to provide computations and flexible input/output (I/O).
• One of the unique features is the hardware accelerators that are integrated into the zynq device that enables deep learning and edge-AI, rather using ‘cloud’ based computation that typical takes 100’s of Watts and require high-speed broadband connections.
• The VCS is a mature solution that can be used for incorporating state-of-the-art vision devices, control commercial of the shelf (COTS) actuators, interface a wide range of sensors and accelerate artificial intelligence algorithms
• The technology is generic for any robotics application and during the H2020 Fast Track to Innovation programme (FTI - Project) they have developed and proven a precision robotics solution designed to better facilitate the collection of real-time data in vineyards from which improved grape maturation and harvesting strategies can be devised.
The company is looking for:
Research cooperation agreement.
Commercial agreement with technical assistance
• Partners for future R&D activities, where VCS could become a component in robotics system and the company could develop interfaces, controller and edge-AI under joint venture agreement.
As well as for:
• User customers for the range VCS that the company will introduce in the future;
• Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) needing to develop a bespoke solution or an OEM that wish to obtain the IP of VCS to build own solution;
• Robotics companies that wants to add an autonomous controller to their own robot;
under commercial agreement with technical assistance.