BW Robotics integrates Hailo chip in its AD kits

Tech Time | July 21, 2022

Hailo’s microprocessor, providing processing power of up to 26 TOPS, will assist in real time running of neural networks developed for autonomous driving. “This chip assists us in overcoming major limitations”

Blue-White Robotics (BWR) incorporated into its next generation of its agricultural autonomous driving kit, planned to launch in the coming months, Hailo’s AI microprocessor, designed to accelerate embedded AI applications on edge devices – says BWR’s CTO and co-founder Aviram Shmueli in a conversation with Techtime. BWR’s kit is designed to transform agricultural vehicles such as tractors into self-driving machines.

“This is the first time for an accelerator microprocessor to be integrated within an agricultural tool. Integrating the AI component makes it possible for us to overcome major limitations”. Integrated in the vehicle’s main computer, combined with a CPU and a GPU, Hailo’s chip will assist in performing processing tasks related to the sensors’ data and decision making, based on BWR’s proprietary models. “We’ve developed a significant AI layer. In order to achieve the desired level of autonomy, we combine neural networks and machine-vision in a magnitude that requires high computational capability at real time”.

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