Scalable Processing Box

Year:  2004

Increasingly complex robotic projects in research and teaching require the development of a standardized and scalable processing platform which can be used not only as basis for lectures and internships but also for research projects. The Scalable Processing Box (SPB) is designed to offer a flexible possibility for students and researchers to work in the area of robotics without having to worry about basic process infrastructure which they only wanted to use as a tool for their work. Object is, to standardize SPB with regard to hand- and software so that despite of using processor cores with different performance and architecture the same Lock-and-Feel can always be achieved. Thus, it should be possible to realize simple low level projects for student beginners as well as complex applications for research projects (e.g. doctor theses).