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AAEON’s UP part of Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit

AAEON’s UP part of Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit

April 15, 2016 - AAEON announced that the Intel RealSense Robotic Development Kit will be powered by the UP computer board

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. 

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.

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. 

About AAEON

AAEON is a  manufacturer of advanced industrial and embedded computing platforms. AAEON provides integrated solutions, hardware and services for premier OEM/ODMs and system integrators worldwide. Reliable computing platforms include industrial motherboards and systems, industrial displays, rugged tablets, PC/104 modules, PICMG half-size and full-size boards and COM modules, embedded SBCs, embedded controllers and related accessories. 

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