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.