NVIDIA has announced that it has released a chip module that gives robots and other artificial intelligence machines the processing power they need for their powerful brains. It has been dubbed the Jetson AGX Xavier Module and it handles all of the AI’s processing, imaging and other similar tasks.
The chip module can be used for any type of robots that need some type of specialized performance so it’s not aimed for home use or DIY: it comes in batches of 1000 units with each of them costing $1,099. Of course, if you have all the money you need and want to play around, by all means, go for it.
The chip can deliver 32 trillion operations per second and it uses the latest Xavier chips with 20 times the capability of the earlier Jetson models. It also only consumes just 10 watts and fits in the palm of your hand.
NVIDIA doesn’t have to wait for customers: they’re the ones already lined up to grab the chip modules and among them we can count big names like JD.com and Yamaha.