Orbbec has launched a new 3D camera with built-in artificial intelligence capabilities. The company claims a ten-times improvement in processing power to support advanced 3D applications..
The new Persee+ adds a specialized hardware accelerator for AI and machine learning applications to the company’s 3D imaging technology. The Amlogic A311D system on chip (SoC) processor includes four ARM A73 cores and two ARM A53 cores, plus neural processing unit (NPU) capabilities for AI inferencing.
The Astra+ structured light camera featured in the new solution provides RGB resolution of up to 1920 by 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. The camera also includes upgraded Wi-Fi, 4GB or RAM and 32GB eMMC storage, and MicroSD support for additional storage. Orbbec’s new camera has a sensing range of 0.6 to 8 meters, runs on Android or Linux, and a range of connectivity options.
“AI and machine learning applications have put increasing demands on both software and hardware. The Persee+ is the first 3D camera computer to respond with an onboard neural processing capability,” comments David Chen, co-founder and chief technology officer of Orbbec.
A customized software development kit is provided to Persee+ users to help with device integration.