TDK RoboKit1 will be available in mid-Q1 2022 and offered both as a standalone development platform and as a full robot reference design. The board will consist of a 6-axis IMU, capacitive barometric pressure sensor, digital I²S microphone (x4), temperature sensor, and embedded motor controller.
Time of flight sensors
TDK also introduced two ultra-low, power integrated ultrasonic Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors for short- and long-range detection. TDK said the Chirp ICU-10201 and ICu-20201 are designed for robotics and drones, among other systems.
Mems motion sensors
TDK announced the availability of the InvenSense ICM-45xxx SmartMotion family of 6-axis MEMS motion sensors. TDK said some of the key applications enabled by these devices include optical image stabilization and robotic navigation. These sensors will be available in June 2022.