The recent progress in artificial intelligence by computer scientists, the community and companies like NVIDIA have vastly advanced machine perception. This project utilizes these advancements in machine perception to develop and build robots to play sports with humans. In this instantiation, a Jetson TX2 empowers a robot hockey goalie. This robot hockey goalie has human like perception due to the deep learning algorithms employed by the Jetson control system. With the power of deep learning robots can enable people to have a tremendous amount of fun and train their skills to reach new levels. Future projects will include a robot shooter (to challenge a human goalie!).
In this project custom neural networks were trained to perceive and track objects of interest. Robot Operating System was utilized to connect perception to robot motion. Thanks to the amazing hardware and software available on the Jetson TX2, the entire perception system operates on the edge.