Leading Japanese Companies Select NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier for Next-Generation Autonomous Machines
TOKYO, Sept. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GTC Japan—NVIDIA today announced the global availability of the Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit, with industrial and
manufacturing leaders in Japan among the first to begin utilizing the new system.
Speaking at the GPU Technology Conference in Japan, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced that FANUC, Komatsu, Musashi Seimitsu and Kawada Technologies will adopt Jetson AGX Xavier in their next-generation autonomous machines.
“Japan is driving the world of robotics in numerous industries — from factory automation to construction to manufacturing,” said Deepu Talla, vice president and general manager of Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA. “The country’s most important companies in this space are adopting Jetson AGX Xavier to usher in a new era of robotics.”
Jetson AGX Xavier – Create and Deploy AI Robotic Applications
Jetson AGX Xavier was built to meet the large computational requirements for AI-powered robots.
Starting with a small computer module capable of up to 32 TOPs (trillion operations per second), it delivers the processing capability of a powerful workstation yet fits in the palm of your hand. With multiple operating modes at 10W, 15W and 30W, Jetson AGX Xavier has greater than 10x the energy efficiency of its predecessor.
This combination of hardware and software enables companies and developers to quickly develop the next wave of intelligent machines.
Traditional industrial and manufacturing robots have been expensive to program and could only complete fixed, specific actions. However, through deep learning and AI, robotic arms and other equipment become autonomous machines — increasingly flexible and programmable, and able to learn and perform more complex and intelligent tasks.
With dynamic factory reconfiguration and automation for different product lines, companies can deploy them to better meet the changing demands of consumers, translating to lower costs.
Broad Industry Support for Jetson AGX Xavier
Multiple industry leaders in Japan plan to adopt Jetson AGX Xavier:
“FANUC believes AI and deep learning will continue to optimize factory automation. Technologies such as NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier will help to reshape manufacturing, making factories more intelligent and adaptable to undertake tasks more efficiently than ever before.”