Again in Could, we teamed up with Nvidia to have a very enjoyable contest involving AI and Robots. Titled “Could the Fourth”, it was Star Wars themed, hoping for some sensible droids utilizing the Jetson Nano
The initiatives that got here in had been really gorgeous and Nvidia has introduced the winners! Head over to their weblog for the complete particulars, however for the impatient I’ll take a fast have a look at the winners.
John Ferguson and his 11 12 months outdated son took it upon themselves to deliver a hand-crafted R2-D2 droid to life with the smarts of the Jetson Nano. You’ve most likely seen loads of R2 droids on the market by now, however simply take a look at this excerpt to see how spectacular this bot actually is.
A number of parts of the R2-D2 robotic embody Sabertooth Motor controllers, Sony cameras, two scooter motors, Arduino, NVIDIA Jetson Nano, a Muse EEG brainwave reader for an lively periscope mechanism, and it’s managed with an Xbox 360 wi-fi controller. This venture is a means for the Ferguson household to study AI, integrating NVIDIA Jetson Nano to activate R2’s vision-enabled object recognition capabilities and speech recognition.
Jim Nason’s bot, Robo Jango is a Mandalorian themed characteristic packed creation. Admittedly, it’s aesthetic could match extra on the planet of fallout 4 than some Star Wars, however the characteristic set is really out of this world.
RoboJango is surprisingly personable. It makes use of human-like actions and conversational AI abilities, giving folks within the room informal greetings, flexing its “muscle tissues”, and spitting jokes. The RoboJango acknowledges Jim’s members of the family, their pets, and harnesses object recognition capabilities by self-organizing to a DNN. That is accomplished with a number of Arduinos, a battery matrix, personalized software program framework, and NVIDIA Jetson Nano as its mind.
Once more, that is only a pattern of the knowledge out there on these two spectacular Star Wars themed builds. Go to Nvidia’s developer weblog to be taught extra about them and discover hyperlinks out to their particular person construct logs.