Monday, November 4, 2019

Enthusiasts Adopt Jetson Nano for DIY Robocars Race

In place of mechanics with wrenches are tech industry engineers and hobbyists sporting laptops to fine-tune their neural networks. On this scene, NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit offers a performance leap into the autonomous arena. That’s because these enthusiasts — many racing in the 1/16-size or smaller “stock” car category — are discovering it offers professional AI on an amateur’s budget. The robocar races draw in students, hobbyists and off-duty employees from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA and elsewhere in tech for weekend fun. “NVIDIA has become more relevant for our community,” said event host Chris Anderson, CEO of drone startup 3DR. “This is a proxy war for full-size autonomous vehicles.”