NVIDIA Releases Developer Kit to Advance Robotics and Edge AI

By Joel Davies -

NVIDIA has released the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin developer kit, an AI supercomputer for advanced robotics, autonomous machines, and next-generation embedded and edge computing.

Jetson AGX Orin delivers 275 trillion operations per second, giving customers over 8x the processing power of its predecessor, Jetson AGX Xavier whilst maintaining the same palm-sized form factor and pin compatibility. It features an NVIDIA Ampere architecture GPU, Arm Cortex-A78AE CPUs, next-generation deep learning and vision accelerators, high-speed interfaces, faster memory bandwidth and multimodal sensor support to feed multiple, concurrent AI application pipelines.

“As AI transforms manufacturing, healthcare, retail, transportation, smart cities and other essential sectors of the economy, demand for processing continues to surge”, said Deepu Talla, vice president of Embedded and Edge Computing at NVIDIA. “A million developers and more than 6,000 companies have already turned to Jetson. The availability of Jetson AGX Orin will supercharge the efforts of the entire industry as it builds the next generation of robotics and edge AI products”.

Customers using Jetson AGX Orin can leverage the full NVIDIA CUDA-X™ accelerated computing stack, NVIDIA JetPack™ SDK, pre-trained models from the NVIDIA NGC™ catalogue and the latest frameworks and tools for application development and optimization such as NVIDIA Isaac™ on Omniverse™, NVIDIA Metropolis, and NVIDIA TAO Toolkit. This is designed to reduce time and cost for production-quality AI deployments, allowing developers to access the largest, most complex models needed to solve robotics and edge AI challenges in 3D perception, natural language understanding, multisensor fusion and more.

Jetson AGX Orin counts Microsoft Azure, John Deere, Medtronic Digital Surgery, AWS, Hyundai Robotics,, Komatsu, Meituan and others as its users from the robotics and embedded computing ecosystem. NVIDIA notes that these customers use the Jetson embedded computing partner ecosystem for a range of services and products, including cameras and other multimodal sensors, carrier boards, hardware design services, AI and system software, developer tools and custom software development.

“With the global population expected to reach nearly 10 billion people by 2050, farmers have a steep challenge of feeding the world and they can’t do it alone”, said Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer at John Deere. “With less available land and labour, and many variables to work through, deploying and scaling advanced technology like autonomy is key to building a continually smart, evolving and more efficient farm. Our fully autonomous tractor, featuring two NVIDIA Jetson GPUs for quick and accurate image classification at the edge, will be on farms this year, supporting farmers in overcoming challenges and providing for our growing world”.

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin developer kit is available now for $1,999. Production modules will be available in the fourth quarter starting at $399.

You can find more information about NVIDIA and the Jetson AGX Orin developer kit on its website.

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