Pensar: Real-Time Video Processing for Drones

By on July 7, 2017
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The introduced computer vision platform with deep-learning capabilities is a stand-alone twin sensor platform. It utilizes the GPU-accelerated computing power of the Nvidia’s Jetson module to allow for real-time video processing and immediate augmented insights.

Nvidia’s Jetpack software development kit supports users to develop software for the open source platform. It comprises libraries and APIs, samples and documentation needed to code and deploy own algorithms.

Aerialtronics claims that it is the first platform in market to integrate the Flur Boson thermal IR camera into a drone application. Additionally, it contains a Sony zoom daylight camera. Beside CAN connectivity, the product features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi interfaces. This makes it suitable for robotic and drone applications.

Pensar allows users to run algorithms that filter the acquired data and output only what’s relevant to them.

“The intelligent platform comes with Ubuntu Linux distribution, an open-source operating system that has all the functionalities of your personal computer. This makes it accessible for all kinds of users to make small or big changes to the platform to customize its capabilities for their desired needs. PENSAR is agnostic and compatible with open-source libraries like Google’s TensorFlow. This provides the user with access to deep learning methods and machine vision developers can automate dynamic decision-making systems quickly and easily.”

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