NVIDIA has Granted The Cooper Union Six Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kits
POSTED ON: November 9, 2021
The Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering has been granted six Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kits (worth $1,200) through the NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Grant Program. This grant was processed by Ja-beom Koo, assistant professor of electrical engineering.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano 2GB Developer Kit Grant Program offers limited quantities of free Jetson developer kits that supports curriculums and research related to hardware AI. The grant program is limited to educators, trainers, and community and club organizers.
Cooper will use the developer kits in Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) courses. Specifically, the kits will assist in designing robots with a camera, or sensors to communicate with outside as part of IGVC projects. It is a great opportunity for students new to AI and robotics to get hands-on experience.
NVIDIA is one of the top US multinational technologies companies and is known for developing integrated circuits used in game consoles, computers, and more. NVIDIA is the leading manufacturer of high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on a chip units (SoCs) for mobile computing and automotive market. With the success of NVIDIA’s product in this GPU market, their market share is 83% as of 2021.
The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit is a small powerful computer that allows systems to run multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing. The NVIDIA Jetson platform that was introduced six years ago revolutionized the world of embedded computing by incorporating the power of artificial intelligence to edge computing devices. NVIDIA Jetson is now widely used in diverse fields such as robotics, retail, industrial, agriculture, and AIoT.