23 Jul '16, 3pm

"Manipulators get a 1000x FPGA-based speed bump"

Manipulators get a 1000x FPGA-based speed bump Joshua Vasquez 11 hours ago Categories: FPGA , robots hacks Tags: fpga , motion planning , robot , robotics For humans, moving our arms and hands onto an object to pick it up is pretty easy; but for manipulators, it’s a different story. Once we’ve found the object we want our robot to pick up, we still need to plan a path from our robot hand to the object all the while lugging the remaining limbs along for the ride without snagging them on any incoming obstacles. The space of all possible joint configurations is called the “joint configuration space.” Planning a collision-free path through them is called path planning , and it’s a tricky one to solve quickly in the world of robotics. These days, roboticists have nailed out a few algorithms, but executing them takes 100s of milliseconds to compute. The result? Robots spend most...

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Manipulators get a 1000x FPGA-based speed bump

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