Nvidia Hardware Powers an Underwater Drone

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by AlphaAtlas, Dec 6, 2018 at 10:41 AM.

  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Gawd Staff Member

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    Think you're safe from drones when you jump in the water? Well, thanks to Nvidia and a startup called Notilo Plus, you aren't safe anymore. Using a 7.5W Nvidia Jetson TX2, the startup has created an underwater drone that can operate autonomously. "iBubble" can follow divers around, film them or their surroundings, and be remotely ordered around via a remote control. On their site, Nvidia claims the drone uses data from camera feeds to avoid obstacles, follow routes, and more. The commercial counterpart, Seasam, can also " find and inspect areas needing repair on vessels."

    Check out iBubble's promo video here.


    The detection and classification systems used are trained on data available on Notilo Plus' cloud platform. As the number of iBubble users increases, the more underwater data will be collected. Over time, the company plans to build specialized underwater AI datasets and train its deep neural networks specifically on them - increasing the accuracy of iBubble further.
     
  2. BSmith

    BSmith [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh great, not happy enough building the damn land based robots that are going to KILL US ALL! Now they want to populate the water too! No more swimming for me!
     
  3. notarat

    notarat [H]ard|Gawd

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    They'll do anything to keep them from bursting into flames
     
  4. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    This is just the start of ai mapping the entire ocean.
     
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  5. Darunion

    Darunion Chin Poon Specialist

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    They can build down there where it is less likely humans will discover their systems.
     
  6. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Gawd

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    So, following input from a remote control makes something 'smart'? My RC chopper from 1978? Considering how it met it's demise, I'd say it was pretty stupid.
     
  7. M76

    M76 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I could imagine some propulsion provided by the gpu fans, but do they control the thrust by running furmark on different settings on it to make the fans spin faster? Oh....they don't mean that kind of power
     
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    Waiting for the candid shots of people skinny dipping. A nice underwater drone lurking in every pond, pool, stream etc. Also need more fish porn.
     
  9. c3k

    c3k [H]ard|Gawd

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    Nvidia underwater? Does that keep it from flaming?

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