Segway, NVIDIA Collaborate on New AMR Developer Kit

Segway Robotics, a global leader in autonomous mobile robot (AMR) technologies, is collaborating with NVIDIA to introduce a new developer kit that will expand the frontiers of robotic technologies. Specifically, the Nova Orin Developer Kit (DevKit) enables creators to bring their robotic innovations to market more swiftly and efficiently. It was unveiled at NVIDIA GTC running from March 18-21 at the San Jose Convention Center and online.

The new Nova Orin DevKit builds upon the capabilities of the Nova Carter development robot, which Segway, in partnership with NVIDIA, introduced last year. As a result, the Nova Orin DevKit makes robotics development more accessible. Also, it combines Segway’s expertise in robotic mobility solutions with NVIDIA AI and GPU accelerated computing. This provides a platform for developing robotic applications that can navigate and interact with the world in ways previously unimaginable.

Nova Orin Developer Kit, unveiled at NVIDIA GTC

In response to the developer community’s feedback on the Nova Carter, the Nova Orin DevKit has been crafted to offer an even greater level of customization without sacrificing simplicity in assembly and calibration. It is an all-in-one, fully integrated compute and sensing solution ideal for solving complex AMR challenges in large and highly dynamic environments.

Particularly, the Nova Orin DevKit is powered by the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin system-on-module. Additionally, it is equipped with stereo cameras (RGBD) and high-speed surround cameras to provide 3D surround vision. It comes preinstalled with NVIDIA Isaac platform components. Among them are sensor drivers, a nominal calibration file, as well as NVIDIA Isaac Perceptor packages. Thus, it allows users to experience the Isaac Perceptor stack right out of the box.

Moreover, the Nova Orin DevKit can accelerate the development of state-of-art autonomy with powerful and proven software and hardware tools. Primarily they are for automated guided vehicles, autonomous forklifts, indoor and outdoor delivery robots, and many other applications.

“With the Nova Orin DevKit, we are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in AI robotics,” said Tony Ho, Vice President of Business Development at Segway. “Since introducing Nova Carter, the feedback from developers has been incredibly insightful. Recognizing the critical importance of time to market in the robotics sector, the Nova Orin DevKit is our answer to accelerating innovation and success for our customers.”

The Nova Orin DevKit, alongside Nova Carter, represents an important step in reducing the development time for robotics projects. Additionally, Segway’s expertise in supply chain management is set to assist robotics companies in scaling their operations faster and more smoothly.

The Nova Orin DevKit will be available for order starting in early April. Developers, researchers, and companies interested in exploring the frontiers of AI robotics are encouraged to join this exciting journey. More details on The Nova Orin DevKit can be found at Segway Robotics website:

– 19 March 2024 –