AAEON's UP is Now Part of Intel® RealSense™ Robotic Development Kit2016-04-15
UP Gives Your Robots Eyes!
ShenZhen, China, April 15, 2016 - During the Keynote of Intel Developer Forum 2016 in Shenzhen, Intel Corporate Vice President Ian Yang, on behalf of C.E.O. Brian Krzanich, announced Intel® RealSense™ Robotic Development powered by UP.
The Robotic Development Kit will be priced at $249 and the preorder is now available. The depth-sensing camera, Intel® RealSense™ R200, can recognize items and determine the size, shape and contours of an object. This development kit supports Linux for the first time and provides API’s which interface with ROS (Robotics Operating System) in a cross platform. Creating an intelligent robot has never been so easy and affordable.
The UP board was selected to be a part of the development kit because of a wide range of operating systems support, such as Linux (Ubilinux, Ubuntu, Yocto), Android and Microsoft Windows. Due to the versatility of its 40 pin I/O connector, it is compatible with some of the existing Raspberry Pi2 expansions.
UP Bridge The Gap Founder Fabrizio Del Maffeo said: “The cooperation with Intel RealSense for the Robotic Development Kit is a milestone for UP. This is just more proof that the market strongly believes that the UP board is the perfect solution for professional makers in the industrial and robotics field. RealSense gives robots a real sight!”
In the interim, the UP team is working on validating industrial field bus protocols such as CAN bus, EtherCAT and Profinet generally used to communicate with industrial robots and industrial machineries.
What’s UP ?
UP is a platform designed for makers who intend to UPscale their prototyped ideas into mass produced solutions rather quickly.
Building on some of the best capabilities of existing maker boards in the market today, UP bridges the gap between the world of prototypes and the world of high-grade mass-produced embedded systems solutions.
UP is powered by an Intel® Atom™ x5-8350 Quad-Core 1.4/1.92Ghz 64 bit CPU with 1GB/2GB/4GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64 eMMC, 40 GPIO expansion driven by Altera Max V CPLD, 6 USB 2.0, USB 3.0 OTG, Gbit Ethernet, HDMI, DSI, eDP and MIPI-CSI interface.
Designed to embrace as many software developer communities as possible, UP supports Ubilinux (a customized Debian distribution– see below for full description),Yocto, Ubuntu, Phoenix OS, Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise.
UP users will be supported by an online community - www.up-community.org - where tutorials and pro-active support forums are available. The community also provides professional service where large quantities of UP boards, including customized derivatives, can be requested and produced.
For more information about UP please check www.up-board.org
Starting from 89$, UP is available at www.up-shop.com
What’s Ubilinux ?
ubilinux™ is an embedded Linux distribution. Based on Debian ‘Wheezy’, it is targeted at embedded devices with limited memory and storage capabilities.
Intel® RealSense™ Robotic Development Kit http://click.intel.com/intelr-realsensetm-robotic-development-kit.html