Mobile Robotics Platform — with SLAM and Object Avoidance Algorithms

October 27, 2023

The release of Emcraft’s Mobile Robotics Platform based on the NXP NavQPlus AI/ML embedded computer designed for NXP is now available.

NavQPlus is a reference design for a mission computer for mobile robotics and similar applications such as groundstations and smart cameras.

It is based on the NXP i.MX 8M Plus and features Dronecode connectors, dual USB, dual CAN, dual MIPI-CSI camera interfaces, IX-Industrial Ethernet connector, 100BaseT1 Ethernet, 9-20V input power management using USB-C PD, industrial real time clock (RTC) with tamper/timestamping and onboard SE050 Secure element with NFC.

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In terms of software, we support the ROS2 (Robot Operating System) with SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) and enhanced object avoidance using an additional PMD Flexx2 camera.

Refer to this page for Application Notes and additional materials:

We are also working on supporting the Matter standard and BLE. If this is something you are interested in — stay tuned or send us an email to initiate a discussion.