[ PRESS RELEASE ] ADLINK Teams with Intel to Launch ROScube-I ROS 2 Controller to Realize AI Robotics at the Edge

ROScube-I combines exceptional I/O connectivity and ROS 2 software platform for faster, easier, and scalable development of AI-based robotics applications

2020/06/09 San Jose

ADLINK Technology, a global leader in edge computing, has launched the ROScube-I with Intel, providing a real-time ROS 2 robot controller for advanced robotic applications. The ADLINK ROScube-I Series is a ROS 2-enabled robotic controller based on Intel Xeon E, 9th Gen Intel Core i7/i3 and 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processors, and features exceptional I/O connectivity supporting a wide variety of sensors and actuators to meet the needs of a wide range of robotic applications.

The ROScube-I supports an extension box for convenient functional and performance expansion with Intel® VPU cards and the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO toolkit for computation of AI algorithms and inference.

Robotic systems based on the ROScube-I are supported by ADLINK’s Neuron SDK, our proprietary platform specifically designed for professional robotic applications such as autonomous mobile robots (AMR) and With the newly released ROS 2 Foxy Fitzroy (codename “foxy”), Neuron SDK customers can enjoy the benefits of long-term support (LTS), as well as ADLINK’s quality-guaranteed services for ROScube.

The ROScube-I series features:

  • High-performance x86-64 mainstream architecture for ROS 2 development
  • Comprehensive I/O for connecting a wide range of devices
  • Real-time I/O for environmental sensors (CAN, GPIO, COM)
  • Real-time middleware for communication between software components and devices
  • Hypervisor for safe mission critical mission execution
  • Ruggedized, secure connectivity with locking USB ports
  • Optional RTOS such as VxWorks

Developers can easily use the ROScube-I Starter Kit or ROScube Pico Development Kit (powered by Intel Core, Celeron and Atom processors) to rapidly prototype algorithms and immediately deploy them to ADLINK’s NeuronBot ROS 2-based rapid robotic development kit for demonstration. This allows for fast improvement of AI models and acquisition of vision data to optimize operational decision-making. The NeuronBot also supports ADLINK’s Neuron SDK to leverage the powerful open source ROS libraries and packages.

ROScube-I Starter Kit

The ROScube-I Starter Kit features:

  • Embedded board with rich I/O interface
  • MXM graphics module support for accelerated AI computing
  • Compatibility with ROS/ROS 2
  • OpenVINO™ support
RSOcube Pico

The ROScube Pico Development Kit features:

  • Compatibility with Raspberry Pi 40-pin GPIO
  • Rich ROS open source applications
  • Compact size based on the SMARC form factor

NeuronBot

The NeuronBot features:

  • Integrated vision, control, AI and motion modules
  • Rapid robotic development design
  • Support for powerful open source ROS libraries and packages
  • OpenVINO™ support

“With the rise of Industrial 4.0, robotics will become increasingly intelligent powered by edge computing and AI on the path to the autonomous factory,“ said René Torres, Vice President of the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group and General Manager of Industrial Solution Sales at Intel Corporation. “We are pleased to partner with ADLINK to enable the ROScube, a market leading innovative robot controller that is built to empower existing robotics solutions with high performance edge AI analytics for dynamic manufacturing environments.  Powered with technologies such as Intel Architecture, Intel Iris Graphics, Movidius and OpenVINO the ROScube will enable new levels of performance and collaboration between multiple AMRs with real-time communication”

“ADLINK is working closely with Intel to apply artificial intelligence to edge computing and our new ROScube-I releases the potential for robotic companies to develop and deploy AI-based applications faster and easier than ever, so our industrial and commercial customers can optimize operational efficiency and expand business value,” said Dr. Ryan Chen, Director of the Advanced Robotic Platform Group at ADLINK. “We have also designed the ROScube-I Starter Kit and ROScube Pico Development Kit series as integrated hardware and software solutions which provide users with an ideal starting point to find AI value by enabling easy edge deployment of their models on our NeuronBot. This approach can then be scaled for industrial requirements using the same software platform but deployed on more powerful hardware as needed. This gives our customers the ultimate in future-proof flexibility by allowing them to immediately begin development with our comprehensive robotic solutions, and then make their hardware solution choice at deployment time.”

For more information on our robotics solutions, please visit ADLINK’s website: https://www.adlinktech.com/en/ROS2-Solution

About ADLINK Technology 

ADLINK Technology Inc. (TAIEX:6166) leads edge computing, the catalyst for a world powered by artificial intelligence. ADLINK manufactures edge hardware and develops edge software for embedded, distributed and intelligent computing – from powering medical PCs in the intensive care unit to building the world’s first high-speed autonomous race car – more than 1600 customers around the world trust ADLINK for mission-critical success. ADLINK holds top-tier edge partnerships with Intel, NVIDIA, AWS and SAS, and also participates on the Intel Board of Advisors, ROS 2 Technical Steering Committee and Autoware Foundation Board. ADLINK contributes to open source, robotics, autonomous, IoT and 5G standards initiatives across 24+ consortiums, driving innovation in manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, energy, defense, transportation and infotainment. For over 25 years, with 1800+ ADLINKers and 200+ partners, ADLINK enables the technologies of today and tomorrow, advancing technology and society around the world. Follow ADLINK Technology on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or visit adlinktech.com

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