Lattice Semiconductor, MassRobotics Accelerate Next-Gen Robotics

Lattice Semiconductor brings its expertise in low-power FPGA to MassRobotics, a nonprofit robotics startup, to advance next-generation robotic applications.

Boston-based MassRobotics is the first and largest independent nonprofit robotics startup escalator in the world. Its mission is to grow and support robotics innovators and entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, Lattice offers low-power FPGAs and application-specific solutions that are ideal to keep pace with constantly evolving technology. The company is focused on enabling innovative engineers and developers to future-proof their designs for industrial, automotive, communications, compute, and consumer applications at the edge.

Lattice Semiconductor is a strategic partner to MassRobotics for its FPGA and application-specific solutions.

“Lattice Semiconductor is a great strategic partner to add to MassRobotics’ portfolio of companies accelerating the robotics industry. Their FPGAs and solution stacks make it easy for designers to incorporate. We’re looking forward to having their expertise in working with our innovative community and seeing all the collaborative outcomes that will no doubt result from it,” said Tom Ryden, executive director of MassRobotics.

Meanwhile, Matt Dobrodziej, vice president of segment marketing and business development at Lattice Semiconductor, has this to say on the partnership. “We are excited to collaborate with MassRobotics to engage with the startup community, academia and leading research centers to accelerate their application development.”

Matt Dobrodziej, vice president of segment marketing and business development at Lattice Semiconductor

“Our award-winning, low-power FPGAs are designed to offer leadership power efficiency, real-time performance and reliability in the smallest footprints. They enable simplified in-field updates that help designers speed time-to-market and extend their system’s lifespan. (These features) make them ideally suited for industrial automation and robotics applications.”

Specifically, transformative components, will comprise the yet-to-be-announced MassRobotics winter challenge. The include Lattice Semiconductor’s FPGAs and technologies from other MassRobotics partners.

In particular, the winter challenge will call on university students and teams to create visually awe-inspiring robotic creations. These robots should accomplish a useful function. Moreover, this exciting opportunity will allow the robotics community to highlight the possibilities, capability and use case examples of robotic innovation in action. The challenge will be announced at the end of the year and will kick off in January 2023. Accordingly, finalists will showcase their robotic innovations at the Robotics Summit in Boston in May 2023.