The Jetson Nano 2GB is geared towards robotics enthusiasts, students, and educators that want to enter the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Nvidia says the entry-level Jetson Nano 2GB has been priced at $59 -- including online tutorials and certification -- to "make AI easily accessible for all."
The Jetson Nano 2GB is a small package with a punch: not only supported by the Nvidia JetPack software development kit (SDK), the device also comes with Nvidia container runtime and a full Linux environment suitable for software development.
Nvidia's latest offering in the Jetson range builds upon the Jetson AI at the Edge platform, including the Jetson Nano and Jetson Xavier NX product lines. The software is used to develop and operate robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Of particular interest to students and robot hobbyists is likely to be the open source JetBot AI robot platform, in which the Jetson SDK is used to create small mobile robots including the Waveshare JetBot and Seeed JetBot Smart Car kit.
The Jetson Nano 2GB developer kit will be available for purchase at the end of the month. It is also possible to pre-order your kit.
"While today's students and engineers are programming computers, in the near future they'll be interacting with, and imparting AI to, robots," commented Deepu Talla, VP of Edge Computing at Nvidia. "The new Jetson Nano is the ultimate starter AI computer that allows hands-on learning and experimentation at an incredibly affordable price."