January 11, 2022
Cogniteam, which develops a cloud-based robotic artificial intelligence solution, has announced a partnership with NVIDIA to support the Jetson edge AI platform into its Nimbus offering. The partnership will allow customers to use NVIDIA’s GPU-accelerated technologies to develop and deploy robots through the cloud.
The Nimbus drag-and-drop cloud-based platform allows software development and hardware teams to work in parallel, which can cut project development time by up to 80%, Cogniteam said. Rapid uptime for cameras, spatial awareness sensors and other advanced technologies, which can usually take up a large portion of development and budget, can now be instantly uploaded to assets around the globe through the cloud-based deployment.
NVIDIA’s Isaac release includes significant support for the Robot Operating System (ROS) developer community, where NVIDIA has released new Isaac GEMs, hardware-accelerated software packages that make it easier for ROS developers to build high-performance AI-enabled robots on the Jetson platform. In addition, software developers can now install advanced AI algorithms from NVIDIA Isaac ROS GEMs and standard ROS packages in just a few clicks.
“We’ve been synchronizing ROS and other third-party integrations since the rollout of the Nimbus platform,” said Yehuda Elmaliah, co-founder and CEO of Cogniteam. “The new capabilities of Isaac 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.”
The company added that basic programming could be achieved with minimal experience through Nimbus. By cutting development time, organizations that want to develop quick prototypes can better understand the business impact of any potential products.
“This allowed us to begin addressing complex developmental challenges nearly immediately, without reinventing the wheel,” said Gal Frenkel, co-founder and CEO of RoboDeck. “We worked with Cogniteam to implement their industry-tested sensor technologies with NVIDIA’s advanced algorithms and ROS capabilities. Nimbus gave us a powerful investor-ready prototype way ahead of schedule, getting us better prepared for production.”
In addition, as customers use Nimbus to take advantage of NVIDIA integrations, they can also simulate tests for robots in various environments. Once deployed, teams can also remotely update drivers and firmware, allowing them to use a single platform to deploy a scalable fleet of robots, Cogniteam said.
For more information on the Cogniteam offering, visit its website here.