- ROS Meetup
- Robots at CES 2023
- Does 2+2=4? Microchip announces PolarFire 2; You do the math
- 2023 robotics predictions from industry experts
- Sectors facing headwinds
- Intel settles to escape $4b patent suit with VLSI
- NVIDIA announces major updates to Isaac Sim
- Computational model enables robots to learn new concepts
- Era of software-defined storage coming to an end - report
- Simulating intelligent robots of the future with NVIDIA Isaac Sim 2022.2
- Optimizing robot route planning with NVIDIA cuOpt for Isaac Sim
Source: Acceleration Robotics, January 4, 2023 
We are excited to announce the first of many ROS (Robot Operating System) meetups in India! Meetups like this are an important opportunity for the ROS community to come together, share knowledge and experiences, and collaborate on projects. They are also a great way for new users to learn about ROS and get involved in the community.
This will be a free open for all event half day event, which will include talks from industry and academia regarding open source contributions, research as well as how ROS is being used in industries. We hope to see you all at the meetup in Pune.
Source: The Robot Report, January 4, 2023 
CES 2023, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, is happening this week. CES 2023 features more than 60 robotics technology vendors. I've compiled a list of robotics companies that I have on my "hit list" to try and stop by for a visit.
Source: EEJournal, January 4, 2023 
Microchip previewed its PolarFire 2 mid-range SoC FPGA family at the RISC-V Summit. Company provided very few product details, but dropped many hints. We'll find out if we're right in six months or so at Mi-V conference.
Source: The Robot Report, January 3, 2023 
With 2023 just underway, we asked some of the robotics industry’s leading minds to look to the future. Here’s what they’ll be keeping an eye on in 2023. This article will be updated if additional experts weigh in.
Source: The Edge Markets, January 4, 2023 
As investors bid goodbye to 2022, a year when equity prices lost ground as interest rates headed higher, we now take a look at the industry sectors that are likely to perform on favourable tailwinds and those that are facing challenges in 2023
Source: The Register, December 29, 2022 
Intel and VLSI Technology have settled a $4 billion patent dispute. The case was filed in Delaware District Court this week. Intel has already lost $3 billion in failed patent disputes to the patent troll over the past few years. It's been filed with prejudice, meaning the company can't refile the case.
Source: NVIDIA Blog, January 3, 2023 
New AI capabilities and cloud access allow companies using the robotics platform to automate industries from logistics and manufacturing to energy, retail and more.
Source: TECH BRIEFS, January 1, 2023 
Researchers have created a computational model for automated question generation and learning. The model enables a robot to ask effective questions based on its knowledge of the environment and to learn from the responses. This process of learning through dialogue works for learning new words, concepts, and even actions.
Source: IT Brief Australia, December 30, 2022 
The storage landscape is rapidly changing and the era of software-defined storage is coming to an end. Andrew Russell, Chief Revenue Officer of Nyriad, has outlined his views on the latest tech trends. He also offers his predictions for what's coming in 2023.
Source: NVIDIA Technical Blog, January 3, 2023 
The 2022.2 release of NVIDIA Isaac Sim accelerates the development, testing, training, and deployment of intelligent robots. The latest version is focused on improving performance and functionality for manufacturing and logistics robotics use cases. More assets and popular robots are pre-integrated to reduce the time until simulation.
Source: NVIDIA Technical Blog, January 3, 2023 
NVIDIA cuOpt is an operations research optimization API to help you create complex, real-time fleet routing. These APIs can be used to solve complex routing problems with multiple constraints. cuOpt for Isaac Sim extension is a deployment of the NVIDIA cuOpt engine integrated directly with the NVIDIA Isaac Sim robotics simulation environment.
Source: ScienceDirect, December 2, 2022 
The Robot Operating System (ROS) has become the de-facto standard framework for robotics software. For good quality, robotics software should rely on strong software engineering principles. Our goal is to analyze and evaluate such state-of-the-art regarding its relevance to the robotics software industry.
The good, the bad and the ugly: practices and perspectives on hardware acceleration for embedded image processing
Source: Research Square, December 6, 2022 
Paper offers a primer on hardware acceleration of image processing, focusing on embedded, real-time applications. We show that hardware acceleration is not just a process of converting a piece of computation into a hardware equivalent. Different tools produce wildly different results across performance, size, and power consumption metrics.
Hardware Acceleration in Robotics Newsletters
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #40 - Robot sales on track to hit a new high in 2022, Where all the semiconductor investments are going and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #39 - May the best robot win, Auto chips seen as biggest revenue producer in ‘23: KPMG survey and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #38 - ROS 2 HAWG - meeting #13, Intrinsic acquires OSRC and OSRC-SG, Mobile robot shipments increased by 53% in 2022 and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #37 - China surpasses U.S. in robot density, India in the Era of ‘Silicon Diplomacy’ and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #36 - Acceleration Robotics collaborating with Microchip to fasten robot computations with ROS 2 and RISC-V FPGA SoCs and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #35 - Robotics and ROS 2 in the PolarFire® SoC FPGA, Outdoor mobile robot shipments 'to hit 350,000 by 2030', No, autonomous vehicles aren’t dead and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #34 - ROS2 HAWG #13, Robotics markets: up, down or just sideways?, Nvidia offers new advanced chip for China that meets U.S. export controls and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #33 - ROS 2 HAWG - meeting #12, Why are some companies still short semiconductor chips when others are swimming in them? and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #32 - Acceleration Robotics expands to India and takes over TechnoYantra to grow in Asia, An open architecture for hardware acceleration in robotics and ROS 2 - ROSCon 2022 and more
- Hardware Acceleration in Robotics #31 - ROS 2 HAWG #12 meeting, Google announces new open-source OS for RISC-V chips, How digital twin technology can bridge America’s chip manufacturing gap and more
ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group meetings
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #13
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #12
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #11
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #10
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #9
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #8
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #7
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #6
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #5
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #4
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #3
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #2
- Hardware Acceleration WG, meeting #1
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Leibson, S. (2023, January 4). Does 2+2=4? Microchip announces PolarFire 2; You do the math. EEJournal. https://www.eejournal.com/article/does-224-microchip-announces-polarfire-2-you-do-the-math/ ↩︎
Crowe, S. (2023, January 3). 2023 robotics predictions from industry experts. The Robot Report. https://www.therobotreport.com/2023-robotics-predictions-from-industry-experts/ ↩︎
Mann, T. (2022, December 29). Intel settles to escape $4b patent suit with VLSI. The Register: Enterprise Technology News and Analysis. https://www.theregister.com/2022/12/29/intel_vlsi_patent/ ↩︎
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Williams, S. (2022, December 30). Era of software-defined storage coming to an end - report. IT Brief Australia. https://itbrief.com.au/story/era-of-software-defined-storage-coming-to-an-end-report ↩︎
Andrews, G. (2023, January 3). Simulating intelligent robots of the future with NVIDIA Isaac Sim 2022.2. NVIDIA Technical Blog. https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/simulating-intelligent-robots-of-the-future-with-isaac-sim-2022-2/ ↩︎
Rapacki, E. (2023, January 3). Optimizing robot route planning with NVIDIA cuOpt for Isaac Sim. NVIDIA Technical Blog. https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/optimizing-robot-route-planning-with-nvidia-cuopt-for-isaac-sim/ ↩︎
Albonico, M., Dordevic, M., Hamer, E., & Malavolta, I. (2022, December 2). Software engineering research on the Robot Operating System: A systematic mapping study. ScienceDirect. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0164121222002503 ↩︎
Fryer, J., & Garcia, P. (2022, December 6). The good, the bad and the ugly: practices and perspectives on hardware acceleration for embedded image processing. Research Square. https://assets.researchsquare.com/files/rs-2304402/v1_covered.pdf?c=1670341026 ↩︎