Crack open a consumer drone today and you’ll most likely find radio antennae, a camera and sensors all packed separately into the machine, wasting weight and energy.

Smartphones became lighter and more powerful as their components grew more interconnected, and chipmaker Qualcomm wants to bring the same miniaturization and integration to the emerging arena of affordable drones and robots. To get a better idea of what robotics chipsets should look like, Qualcomm has brought 10 start-ups to its San Diego headquarters for the summer.