Mobile robotic platform born of Segway-Nvidia partnership now up for grabs

Nova Carter AMR derives its chips, algorithms, sensors and software from Nvidia while Segway-Ninebot supplies the chassis, which is the company's flagship model RMP Lite 220.

A mobile robot platform developed jointly by Segway-Ninebot (九号机器人) and Nvidia has now become available for sale via the websites of the two companies, Chinese media reported today.

Nova Carter AMR is a highly customizable and flexible platform meant for R&D in autonomous driving.

This platform incorporates Nvidia’s AGV Xavier chip, which enables accelerated computing speed under the Robot Operating System 2.

Meanwhile, the robot chassis comes with 360-degree panoramic perception capabilities on the back of its cameras and lidars.

The wheeled robot platform also contains other high-performing computing modules, sensors and autonomous driving development software.

Together, they feature a high degree of safety and reliability to offer strong support to developers, media reported.

After the prototype of Nova Carter AMR came out, Nvidia put it through its paces in a real-world environment.

The robot proved capable of collecting data needed to map a given area like warehouse or factory.

It then fed processed data to Carter, to realize fully autonomous operation.

Carter is a robotics platform using a differential base from Segway, a Velodyne P16 for 3D range scans, a ZED camera, an IMU and a Jetson TX2 as the heart of the system, according to Nvidia.

Nova Carter AMR derives its chips, algorithms, sensors and software from Nvidia while Segway-Ninebot supplies the chassis, which is the company’s flagship model RMP Lite 220.

Segway-Ninebot is also responsible for hardware and software integration.

RMP Lite 220 is one of the firm’s mobile robotic products. It is designed as a general-purpose chassis for third-party developers to build on.

RMP stands for robotics mobility platform.

Segway-Ninebot’s PMP product line mainly consists of Lite 220, Pro 401, Plus 401 and Smart 260. They can be applied in scenarios including indoor and outdoor delivery, AGV, inspection and commercial cleaning services.

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Ni Tao is the founder and editor-in-chief of cnrobopedia. Prior to cnrobopedia, he had a full decade of experience with a major state-run English-language newspaper as a tech reporter and opinion writer. He is also a communications specialist, having provided consultancy services to established firms like Siemens, Philips, ABinBev, Diageo, Group (Nasdaq: TCOM, HK: 9961), Jianpu Technology (NYSE: JT) and a handful of domestic startups. A graduate of Fudan University, he writes widely about China's business and tech scenes and other topics for global publications including South China Morning Post, SupChina, The Diplomat, CGTN, Banking Technology, among others, and tries to impart his experience to students at Fudan University Journalism School, where he is a part-time lecturer. When he's not writing about robotics, you can expect him to be on his beloved Yanagisawa saxophones, trying to play some jazz riffs, often in vain and occasionally against the protests of an angry neighbor. Get in touch with him by dropping a line at

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