Clean Machines: Startup’s Bots Sweep Up Corporate Campuses

Gregg Ratanaphanyarat and Dawei Ding joined the ranks of college dropouts in 2016, leaving Penn State to launch a robotics startup for outdoor cleaning. Today that gamble appears to be paying off. The duo’s startup, ViaBot, is completing a pilot with a major firm to keep a Bay Area parking lot clean with its robots, Read article >

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Make Room for Robots at GTC 2019

AI will take center stage at the 10th annual GPU Technology Conference, a multi-day deep dive into the present and future of AI-powered autonomous machines. GTC is the best place to get an inside look at how robots are transforming virtually every industry imaginable — from smart agriculture to DNA sequencing. Join us March 17-21 Read article >

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AI Hotline: Startup Analyzes Emergency Calls to Identify Cardiac Arrest Victims

“911. What’s your emergency?” Denmark-based startup Corti knows that the stakes are high when dialing emergency services. So it built an AI tool to provide immediate feedback and guidance to emergency call responders, helping them ask the right questions and quickly identify highly acute cases. Its speech-recognition software, Corti AI, can cut down the number Read article >

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Pop Star: At NVIDIA, Popcorn Delivery Robot Bears Kernel of Innovation

At NVIDIA, the robots are being taught to weave their way through the workplace. It helps that, as Ankhit, an NVIDIA Linux systems administrator discovered, they come bearing popcorn. Moments after placing an order, via Slack, a stubby, wheeled robot known as Carter arrived at Ankhit’s cubicle bearing a brown paper bag stuffed with popcorn Read article >

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Ridiculously Fast New Processor for Autonomous Machines, Tasty Kebabs Bring Crowd to NVIDIA HQ

AI robots. Chicken kebabs. Ridiculously fast technology. Ah, the good things in life. At an event that spanned everything from drones that autonomously fly through the air to bots that navigate our sidewalks to the software and semiconductors that power it all, we hosted last night our second public autonomous-machines meetup at NVIDIA’s new headquarters Read article >

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Now Available: NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Module for Next-Gen Autonomous Machines

Delivery robots that speed orders right to your door. Manufacturing robots that collaborate with humans. Handheld DNA sequencers that help scientists save crops from disease. These machines are among the first to make the leap from sci-fi into reality, thanks to the latest advances in the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier platform. And the massive AI Read article >

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What Lies Beneath: Underwater Drone Unlocks Secrets of the Deep

Capturing beautiful images from dizzying heights and out-of-reach locations is becoming the norm thanks to aerial drones. But for those more at home under the waves, there has been no comparable offering. Notilo Plus, a Marseille, France-based startup and member of the NVIDIA Inception program, is diving into this opportunity with iBubble — the world’s Read article >

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E-Commerce Giants Select NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier for Next-Gen Delivery Robots

Leading China e-commerce companies JD.com and Meituan have selected the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier platform to power their next-generation autonomous delivery robots. Over the past decade, China’s e-commerce has grown to represent more than 40 percent of the world’s online transactions —accounting for hundreds of billions of dollars in trade annually. That’s larger than the Read article >

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Fish Out of Water: Using Drones to Help African Nations Spot Illegal Fishing

The undulating western coast of Africa is one of the most diverse fishing zones in the world, with more than 1,000 identified fish species. It’s also one of the most at risk. One of the World Wildlife Fund’s “Critical Regions of the World,” the West African marine region has been overfished for decades, with rampant Read article >

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Whale of an Idea: Tapping AI to Keep Ships from Striking Endangered Sea Mammals

After centuries of steadily decimating the world’s whale populations, humans have taken significant steps to reverse their catastrophic impact. One of the latest: an AI-powered project spearheaded by the Canadian government that aims to minimize collisions between ships and North Atlantic right whales, 50-foot-long creatures that got their name from early whalers for being the Read article >

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