Real-time system-level implementation of a telepresence robot using an embedded GPU platform

Muhammad Teguh Satria, Swathi Gurumani, Wang Zheng, Keng Peng Tee, Augustine Koh, Pan Yu, Kyle Rupnow, Deming Chen

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Abstract

Real-time applications such as telepresence systems present an opportunity to use embedded GPUs for compute acceleration to meet platform goals. In this paper, we develop a prototype of a portable, standalone telepresence robot that performs real-time attention-directed control using an NVIDIA Jetson TK1 embedded platform. We perform platform-specific optimizations to improve thread occupancy, optimize computation workload and improve accuracy of face detection on the embedded GPU and achieve real-time performance of 30 frames per second on the Jetson TK1 and an overall speedup of 10x compared to the ARM CPU version.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1445-1448
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783981537062
StatePublished - Apr 25 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2016 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Mar 14 2016Mar 18 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2016

Other

Other19th Design, Automation and Test in Europe Conference and Exhibition, DATE 2016
CountryGermany
CityDresden
Period3/14/163/18/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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