September 6, 2022 — Cogniteam, a robotics company and creator of the Nimbus low-code robot development operating system, has integrated the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin platform into its robot software packages.
A privileged member of the NVIDIA Partner Network, Cogniteam had early access to the AGX Orin Development Kit, enabling the company to prepare a streamlined process for the next generation of cutting-edge robot capabilities.
Creating greater ease of development, testing, and deployment has dramatically reduced robotics software development times. Yet companies still face challenges when integrating new technologies. This is especially true for those looking to deploy a brand new system-on-module, such as the recently released Jetson AGX Orin.
To address industry concerns and ease deployment, Cogniteam was able to include all necessary Jetson Orin drivers and software components in its Nimbus software platform. Thanks to Nimbus, it is now much faster to set up a robot with Jetson Orin for inspection, maintenance, disinfection, service and various data-intensive scenarios that require a high degree of autonomy. With just a few clicks from the browser, developers can now drag and drop ready-to-use NVIDIA Isaac SDK GEMs as Nimbus dockerized components. Users also get better support for ROS2 components and can upgrade them remotely, from anywhere in the world.
As more robots gain cloud connectivity, AGX Orin’s greater computing power will meet market demand to equip robots with greater autonomous capabilities, including AI decision-making. . “Building on Nimbus with Jetson AGX Orin, we dragged, dropped and ran multiple AI models simultaneously on the robot,” said Ari Yakir, vice president of research and development at Cogniteam. “These skills included localization, gesture recognition, skeleton recognition, object recognition, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and beyond.”