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UK SME offering ‘vision control sensor’ solution for robotics seeks commercial agreement with technical assistance and joint venture partners.

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOUK20190830002
Published
02/09/2019
Last update
18/10/2019
Expiration date
18/10/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Automation, Robotics Control Systems
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition
Manufacturing/industrial software
Manufacture of loaded electronic boards
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Summary

Summary: 
A UK R&D company specialised in an industrial electronics engineering has developed an innovative ‘vision control sensor’ solution for any robotics application. The VCS is a 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 company offers commercial agreement with technical assistance or a joint venture partnership.

Description

Description: 

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.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has in-house manufacturing equipment for electronics board and full test facilities and runs an ISO9001 Quality System to monitor all processes and have done since 1999.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
• 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

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500