Crazyflie AI-deck is built around the GAP8 RISC-V multi-core MCU build for AI on the edge purposes. Adding to this is a QVGA monochrome camera and an ESP32 WiFi MCU. This all together creates a pretty good platform to develop low power AI on the edge for a drone.
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This product is in early access stage. It means that while the hardware is working and tested, the software is still pretty much work in progress. For more information see the early access description page.
Crazyflie is a versatile open-source flying development platform that only weighs 27g and fits in the palm of your hand. Crazyflie is equipped with low-latency/long-range radio as well as Bluetooth LE. This gives you the option of downloading an app and using your mobile device as a controller or, in combination with the Crazyradio PA, using your computer to display data and fly with a game controller.
Crazyflie AI-deck is built around the GAP8 RISC-V multi-core MCU build for AI on the edge purposes. With the GAP8 IoT application processor and the ULP camera, the Crazyflie is able to capture, analyze, and classify its environment. This lightweight and low-power combination opens up many research and development areas for the micro-sized Crazyflie 2.X UAV.
GAP8 delivers over 10 GOPS of computing power at exceptionally low power consumption enabling complex tasks such as path-finding and target following on the Crazyflie, consuming less than 0,1% of the total energy
The AI-deck extends the computational capabilities and will enable complex artificial intelligence-based workloads like Convolutional Neural Networks to run onboard, with the possibility to achieve fully autonomous navigation capabilities. The ESP32 adds WiFi connectivity with the possibility to stream images as well as handling control.
To program this board, a compatible JTAG programmer/debugger is needed. Check here.
GitHub code and documentation