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NYMPH: A multiprocessor for manipulation applications

Chen, J. Bradley and Fearing, Ronald S. and Armstrong, Brian S. and Burdick, Joel W. (1986) NYMPH: A multiprocessor for manipulation applications. In: Proceedings. 1986 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1731-1736. ISBN 9780818646959.

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The robotics group of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory is currently developing a new computational system for robotics applications. Stanford's NYMPH system uses multiple NSC 32016 processors and one MC68010 based processor, sharing a common Intel Multibus. The 32K processors provide the raw computational power needed for advanced robotics applications, and the 68K provides a pleasant interface with the rest of the world. Software has been developed to provide useful communications and synchronization primitives, without consuming excessive processor resources or bus bandwidth. NYMPH provides both large amounts of computing power and a good programming environment, making it an effective research tool.

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Additional Information:© 1986 IEEE. The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge Professor Thomas O. Binford for his guidance and support. We would also like to thank Lance Berc of Stanford’s Distributed Systems Group for making available his expertise on the V-System. This work was funded by DARPA Contract F33615-82k-5108.
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Official Citation:J. Chen, R. Fearing, B. Armstrong and J. Burdick, "NYMPH: A multiprocessor for manipulation applications," Proceedings. 1986 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, CA, USA, 1986, pp. 1731-1736. doi: 10.1109/ROBOT.1986.1087485
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