December 2014, Knowledge Resources developed and built the robots that are the heart of the physical installation of the soon to open robot swarm exhibit of the Museum of Mathematics in New York City (MoMath). The robots feature a novel optical tracking system that allows each of them to be “aware” of their position and orientation with sub mm accuracy. The tracking systems image analysis is implemented in VHDL and mapped into the fabric of a Xilinx SoC on Knowledge Resources KRM3Z20 Module. Technical imformation is available by contacting Knowledge Resources, a more entertaining view is presented by this New York Times article.
Further Press coverage of the exhibit: