This year’s Nvidia Jetson Developer Days aims to provide deep and comprehensive insights into one of the most important computing systems for robotics and artificial intelligence currently on the market.
Nvidia is one of the world’s largest microprocessor manufacturers and high on the Robotics and Automation News list of top 25 AI chip companies.
Its computers are used as the platform for autonomous car development and advanced driver assistance systems by most of the largest automotive companies in the world – companies such as Bosch, BMW, Mercedes and many others.
Nvidia has made at least two ready-made Jetson developer kits.
The Jetson Nano Developer Kit is a small, powerful computer that lets developers multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing – all in one platform that runs on 5 watts.
The Nvidia Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit enables developers to create and deploy end-to-end AI robotics applications for manufacturing, delivery, retail, smart cities, and more.
Supported by Nvidia JetPack and DeepStream SDKs, as well as CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT software libraries, the kit provides all the tools developers need to get started right away.
And because it’s powered by the new Nvidia Xavier processor, developers now have more than 20 times the performance and 10 times the energy efficiency of its predecessor, the Nvidia Jetson TX2.
Its popularity has led Nvidia to organize these Jetson Developer Days which are aimed at embedded computing enthusiasts.
This year’s two-day event will feature Nvidia product specialists and community members who will provide hands-on insights into robotics, artificial intelligence of things, or AIoT, industrial inspection, medical imaging, and intelligent video analytics.
Some of the confirmed workshops include:
- BMW discussing industrial robots;
- Microsoft revealing how to manage automated solutions at scale;
- NVIDIA sharing the JetRacer experience;
- Hello AI World on Jetson Nano;
- Tutorial on Nvidia Deepstream and Microsoft Azure; and
- AI enabled robotics session with Amazon Web Services.
More workshops are planned and await confirmation, and the experts at the event will make themselves available to attendeed for one-to-one questions and answers.
Additionally, Nvidia is planning an autonomous car race, using small, radio-controlled cars; and numerous industrial robotic arms and wheeled and canine robots.