NVIDIA Touts Jetson AGX Xavier Adoption
September 18, 2018
released the Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit, with industrial and
manufacturing leaders in Japan among the first to begin utilizing the
NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier was built to meet the large computational
requirements for AI-powered robots.
Speaking at the GPU Technology Conference in Japan, NVIDIA founder and
CEO Jensen Huang said that FANUC, Komatsu, Musashi Seimitsu and Kawada
Technologies will adopt Jetson AGX Xavier in their next-generation
"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 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.
Jetson AGX Xavier also supports a full software stack for developing and
deploying AI applications through the NVIDIA JetPack™ SDK, which
includes the latest versions of CUDA®, cuDNN and TensorRT™.
This combination of hardware and software enables companies and
developers to quickly develop the next wave of intelligent machines.
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."
— Kiyonori Inaba, executive managing officer at FANUC
"We've only scratched the surface of what's possible with the Jetson
platform. Now with Jetson AGX Xavier, you can create an autonomous fleet
of construction and mining equipment that's able to perceive its
environment to improve safety and productivity."
— Yuichi Iwamoto, senior executive officer and chief technology officer
"With the compute power of Jetson AGX Xavier, we're able to automate the
inspection of high-precision machine parts with greater speed and
accuracy. Autonomous optical inspection using AI provides an efficient
way to identify the smallest of defects to ensure high-quality
— Hiroshi Otsuka, president and CEO of Musashi Seimitsu Industry Co.,
"NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier's high performance in a small form factor can
easily be designed into our machines so they can handle more advanced
tasks. These robots are no longer just pieces of equipment, but
collaborative partners that can work alongside humans."
— Tadahiro Kawada, president of Kawada Technologies, Inc.
The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier developer kit is available now for $2,499.
Members of the NVIDIA Developer Program are eligible to receive their
first kit at a special price of $1,299. Attendees of GTC Japan can
purchase the kits onsite through local distributor Ryoyo.