BlackBerry Launches Next-Gen Robotic Systems, Embedded World 2024

Under a partnership with AMD, BlackBerry is creating robotic systems to “revolutionize” the health care and industrial industries

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 9, 2024

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The platform combines BlackBerry’s QNX operating system with AMD’s Kria robotics starter kit
BlackBerry QNX

BlackBerry has announced a new collaboration with AMD at this year’s Embedded World, taking place this week, April 9-11 in Nuremberg, Germany. 

The partners are set to create a new generation of robotics systems, which they said would “revolutionize” the industrial and healthcare industries by offering real-time performance, low latency and scalability.

The new platform will combine BlackBerry’s QNX operating system and the QNX Software Development Platform, with hardware solutions powered by AMD’s Kria robotics starter kit. 

According to the companies, the combination enables “sensor fusion, high-performance data processing, real-time control, industrial networking and reduced latency” in robotic applications. 

“Customers can…seamlessly scale to other higher performance AMD platforms as their needs evolve,” said Chetan Khona, AMD’s senior director of industrial, vision, healthcare and sciences. “Combining the industry-leading strengths of AMD and QNX will provide a foundation platform that opens new doors for innovation and takes the future of robotics technology well beyond the constraints experienced until now.”

“Our collaboration with AMD will provide an integrated software-hardware foundation offering real-time performance, low latency and determinism, to ensure that critical robotic tasks are executed with the same level of precision and responsiveness every single time,” said Grant Courville, BlackBerry’s vice president of product and strategy. “These are crucial attributes for industries carrying out finely tuned operations, such as the fast-growing industries of autonomous mobile robots and surgical robotics.”

Related:Connectivity, Robotics Take Center Stage at Embedded World 2024

Visitors to this year’s Embedded World will be able to see BlackBerry’s QNX software development platform deployed on a robotic arm, which uses a haptic controller to give surgeons more precision.

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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