Qualcomm Robotics’ RB5 Provides High End Compute, Edge AI, 5G and More for Robotics Developers

Fri, Jun 25, 2021

Organization: Qualcomm Technologies
Country: USA
Website: https://www.qualcomm.com/
Year Founded: 1985
Number of Employees: 500+
Innovation Class: Technology, Services & Research Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Product Introduction

Description: In June 2020, Qualcomm Technologies released its RB5 AI-enabled 5G robotics platform. The RB5 consists of a set of hardware, software, and rich development tools optimized for all classes of robotics systems and drones - consumer, commercial, defense, and industrial. The RB5 platform is available in multiple options, including several chip-on-board and system-on-module designs.

Analysis: At first blush, the RB5 could be considered just an upgrade from Qualcomm’s RB3 platform that was released in February 2019. Yes, the RB5 provides multiple incremental improvements over its RB3 predecessor, including multiple cameras and extra processing power for machine learning and computer vision work, but the platform also provides a whole range of new features. Most critical is the RB5’s built-in support for both 4G LTE and 5G connectivity via a companion module. This makes the RB5 especially suitable for drones and robots deployed outdoors where high-end compute at the edge and 5G’s secure low latency connectivity are critical for perception, localization, mapping, and navigation. - Dan Kara

Sourced from: https://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/rbr50-company-2021/qualcomm-technologies/

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