Leopard Imaging Launches Hawk 3D Depth Cameras Using NVIDIA Jetson Edge AI and Isaac Robotics Platforms
Posted: October 21, 2021 at 12:09 p.m. MDT|Update: 2 hours ago
FREMONT, California, 21 October 2021 / PRNewswire / – Leopard Imaging Inc. (Leopard Imaging), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high definition dash cams, today announced its new Depth Hawk 3D Camera supporting NVIDIA Jetson edge AI and Isaac robotics platforms.
Leopard Imaging, in collaboration with NVIDIA, provides cost-effective 3D stereo imaging solutions that deliver precise, real-time depth perception, giving developers the high-quality results needed to build and deploy AI and imaging applications. advanced robotics. The Hawk camera offers a wide 120 ° horizontal field of view and incorporates two onsemi AR0234CS RGB image sensors with 1920 (H) x 1200 (V) active pixel array to support Full HD video up to 120 fps. Dual RGB global shutter sensors reduce visual artifacts for better perceptual performance in any high vibration environment the robot may encounter. This is coupled with a 6-axis IMU for very precise (less than a microsecond) time stamp of camera images relative to the IMU, which is necessary for high precision robotic perception.
In addition, the camera’s high-speed GMSL2 interface enables reliable operation at distances up to 10m away from the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform to further meet the challenging mechanical design needs of today’s AI-enabled robots. The Hawk camera provides precise depth perception from 15cm to 5m and has the ability to detect 10cm x 10cm objects with higher resolution. The camera solution works with NVIDIA Vision Programming Interface (VPI) algorithms and integrates with the NVIDIA Isaac platform to ensure optimal performance on Jetson AGX Xavier and Jetson Xavier NX (SOM) modulated systems. The camera is supported right out of the box by Camera and GEM Isaac ROS in stereo depth, allowing developers to quickly integrate it into their products.
NVIDIA Jetson is the leading cutting edge AI computing platform with over 850,000 developers. With pre-trained AI models, developer SDKs, and support for cloud-native technologies across the entire Jetson range, smart machine manufacturers and AI developers can build and deploy software-defined functionality. high quality on embedded devices and peripherals targeting robotics, AIoT, artificial intelligence. cities, healthcare, industrial applications, etc.
The NVIDIA Isaac The platform comes with comprehensive tools, application frameworks, GPU-enabled algorithms, reference designs, and pre-trained capabilities to accelerate development workflows for robotic applications. This includes Isaac sim on NVIDIA Omniverse for simulating and training robots in virtual environments before deploying them in the real world and Isaac ROS open software development framework that accelerates the development and deployment of robotics. A suite of Isaac GEMs for ROS – pre-optimized software packages to speed up image processing and DNN performance on NVIDIA Jetson – makes it easy to add AI for perception and navigation in modern robots.
Leopard Imaging, an elite partner of NVIDIA Jetson ecosystem, improves imaging quality with Active Alignment (AA) technology through its powerful manufacturing capabilities. Leopard Imaging’s comprehensive integration services will help customers integrate the Hawk camera into a full range of robotic projects and deployments.
“With the performance and flexibility of NVIDIA technology in stand-alone machines, Leopard Imaging continues to advance in the design and manufacture of on-board cameras, providing an evolving range of camera solutions to our customers,” notes Bill Pu, president and co-founder of Leopard Imaging.
“By leveraging our comprehensive stack of GPU-accelerated computing technologies and facilitating the deployment of cost-effective 3D camera solutions, Leopard Imaging is accelerating the time-to-market of advanced vision-based AI and robotics applications,” said Murali Gopalakrishna, head of product management, autonomous machines and general manager of robotics at NVIDIA.
The Hawk Camera is available to order now. For more information, please visit: https://www.leopardimaging.com/li-ar0234cs-stereo-gmsl2-hawk/.
About Leopard Imaging Inc.
Leopard imagery is a global leader providing high definition (HD) on-board cameras and AI-based camera solutions, focusing on core technologies that improve image processing in autonomous vehicles, drones, IoT , robotics and health devices. As an NVIDIA Elite Partner and a member of the AWS Partner Network, Leopard Imaging works closely with onsemi, Sony, OmniVision and other established sensor companies to produce advanced camera solutions for global customers. With Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) services, Leopard Imaging provides camera solutions for Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Zoox, and more. More information on https://www.leopardimaging.com.
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