Last week we had another successful HAWG meeting. For more, check the resources below:
ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration Working Group (HAWG) resources
Objective: Drive creation, maintenance and testing of acceleration kernels on top of open standards (C++ and OpenCL) for optimized ROS 2 and Gazebo interactions over different compute substrates (including FPGAs, GPUs and ASICs).
Reference hardware platform: Kria K26 Adaptive SOM
Meeting invite group: ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration WG Google Group
Instant messaging: Matrix community (Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized communication).
Backlog management: Phase 1: tools, examples, benchmarking and first demonstrators · GitHub
Github organization: ros-acceleration
Meeting minutes: HAWG minutes
Discourse tag: wg-acceleration
We’re calling ahead for the next meeting so that all interested parties can block their calendars. The next meeting will be held the 27th of October (one week after ROSWorld). We’ll be discussing progress and contributions, including the effort to port the current architecture to Ultra96v2 board. In addition, we’ll have another guest speaker: Sabrina M. Neuman. Sabrina is a postdoctoral NSF Computing Innovation Fellow at Harvard University. Her research interests are in computer architecture design informed by explicit environmental and domain-specific insights. She is particularly focused on robotics applications because of their heavy computational demands and potential to improve the well-being of individuals in society. Sabrina will tell us about her research around Robomorphic computing, a design methodology for domain-specific accelerators parameterized by robot morphology.
The meeting initially scheduled to be 60 minutes. Coordinates for the meeting:
- Time: 2021-10-27T18:00:00Z
- Phone one-tap: US: +19292056099,98320665790#,0#,1827793305# or +16699006833,98320665790#,0#,1827793305#
- Meeting URL: Zoom URL
- Meeting ID: 983 2066 5790
- Passcode: 1&Cneir?A$
- Preliminary agenda:
- Welcome and newcomers intro
- Recap of ROS 2 Hardware Acceleration WG progress
- REP-2008 and Ultra96v2 effort
- Other topics
- Robomorphic computing