Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams – XDA:DevCon 2014

Nvidia and Robotics w/ Barrett Williams – XDA:DevCon 2014

Robotics continues to dominate our videos from this year’s XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were not able to make it, we are excited to release another session for you to enjoy. Today, we offer up a follow up video of Shane Francis’s session Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! This video features Nvidia Team Member Barrett Williams talking about Nvidia and Robotics.

Williams is a member of the Tegra Tech Marketing Team at Nvidia. He began building prototypes with a vintage PowerMac and a Lego robotics kit. You will likely find him building robots with 3D-printed parts, or helping others to do so. Prior to joining NVIDIA, Barrett ran web infrastructure and development for a tutor-matching site, and designed components for Meta’s AR glasses.

Williams talks about using the Nvidia Tegra K1 Processor in robotics. Specifically, building the brains of the robot using the Jetson K1 Development Board as the platform for robots. This session shows off some real robots, both those using the Jetson board and those not. Also, there is discussion about important aspects of robotics, like computer vision and object recognition. These are not your father’s robots.

Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting xda:devcon 2014 coverage.

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