January 14, 2022
Update means Nvidia’s Jetson chipset can now run on cloud-based programs
Cogniteam has announced it is now supporting Nvidia’s Jetson edge AI platform into its cloud-based Nimbus robotics platform.
Nimbus was released in October and acts effectively as an operating system for autonomous robots.
Cogniteam’s system allows for spatial awareness sensors and other advanced technologies to be uploaded to assets around the globe thanks to cloud-based deployment. Once deployed, teams can remotely update drivers and firmware for their robot fleets via a single platform.
The Israeli startup said it expanded support to include Nvidia’s systems as “more customers are moving over to Nvidia’s GPU-accelerated technologies that can be developed and deployed through the cloud.”
As a result, Cogniteam users can now install advanced AI algorithms from Nvidia’s Isaac robotics platform.
“This unique cloud-based approach harnesses the power of Nvidia’s technology while allowing teams to collaborate anywhere around the world,” the company said upon announcement.
“We’ve been synchronizing ROS and other third-party integrations since the rollout of the Nimbus platform,” said Cogniteam co-founder and CEO Yehuda Elmaliah.. “The new capabilities of Isaac Robotic Operating System (ROS) GEMs ushers in a new era of streamlined development, testing, and deployment,”
“Pulling from open source to commercial libraries, developers can work harmoniously to test AI algorithms without the worries of compatibility hassles.”
RoboDeck, which is developing autonomous robots for cleaning and staining outdoor wooden decks, was among the first to try out the now Nvidia-supporting Nimbus system.
“We worked with Cogniteam to implement their industry-tested sensor technologies with Nvidia’s advanced algorithms and ROS capabilities,” said Gal Frenkel, co-founder and CEO of RoboDeck. “Nimbus gave us a powerful investor-ready prototype way ahead of schedule, getting us better prepared for production.”
Cogniteam’s drag-and-drop software makes it easier to incorporate advanced sensors and other complex features into autonomous robots.
The company raised $4 million in September, in a round led by Seabarn Management’s founder and CEO.
Prior to the Nvidia announcement, the Nimbus OS was adopted by computer manufacturing company Aaeon and edge computing firm Adlink.
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