NVIDIA to discuss AI-powered robots at Robotics Summit & Expo

The Robot Report

NVIDIA’s VP and GM of Autonomous Machines, Deepu Talla, is delivering the opening keynote at the Robotics Summit & Expo 2019. The Robotics Summit, which takes place June 5-6 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, focuses on the technical issues involved with the design and development of commercial-class robots.

Talla’s keynote “Bringing AI-Powered Robots to Life” takes place Wednesday, June 5 from 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. Talla will dive into the elements required to bring a product to life – embedded hardware, flexible software, and a strong ecosystem. He will also review some of the latest advancements in robotics research and provide examples of commercially successful robotics systems. Some examples include:

  • Cobots that can work alongside humans in manufacturing
  • Last-mile delivery robots that bring food and products to consumers
  • Agricultural robots that will help feed Earth’s growing population.

Talla will also describe how it is now faster and easier than ever for companies, researchers, developers, and makers to get up and running with robotics. NVIDIA is playing a key role in democratizing and disrupting edge machine learning with its Jetson Nano platform, which is a small, powerful, and low-power edge computing platform. The NVIDIA Jetson platform added support for AWS RoboMaker, a cloud robotics service from Amazon Web Services. RoboMaker, which runs on top of the Robot Operating System (ROS), can be used to build robots, add intelligent functions, simulate and test robots in a variety of environments, and manage and update robot fleets.

Talla was previously responsible for NVIDIA’s mobile business unit. Prior to joining NVIDIA in 2013, he worked at Texas Instruments for more than 10 years in various executive management and technical leadership roles. Talla holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics and communication engineering from Andhra University in India, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University, and a Ph.D. in computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

NVIDIA has made a slew of robotics-related announcements in recent months. Most recently, NVIDIA released its Isaac SDK and Isaac Simulator for robotics developers. The Isaac SDK toolbox offers developers access to Isaac applications, GEMs (robot capabilities), a Robot Engine, and the Isaac Sim. NVIDIA’s goal with its Isaac portfolio is to make it easier for manufacturers, researchers, and startups to add AI for perception, navigation, and manipulation into next-generation robots.

The Robotics Summit & Expo will feature 60-plus exhibitors, 60-plus speakers, AWS RoboMaker Immersion Day, the Future of Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering Workshop, the MassRobotics Robotics Engineering Career Fair, networking receptions and more fun surprises. Full conference passes are $595 while expo-only passes are just $50. Academic discounts are available and academic full conference rates are $295. Register today to join the brightest minds in robotics June 5-6 in Boston at the Robotics Summit & Expo.


Source: therobotreport

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