Monday August 08, 2016

How GPUs Help Track, Protect and Cook Our Food

On the other side of the planet, a team at the University of Sydney is working on a solar-powered robot, dubbed SwagBot, that will play the role of high-tech cowboy to help monitor livestock. SwagBot will roam among grazing cows, horses and sheep, herding them at times, while also providing video and other data that will help ranchers improve operations as well as animal health.

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Currently focused on the drive train and articulation of the robot, the team will soon move on to developing autonomy for the robot’s software and numerous sensors, said project leader Salah Sukkarieh, professor of robotics and intelligent systems. Sukkarieh said his team is using the GeForce GTX TITAN X for offline training of machine learning models that will support SwagBot’s autonomy.