At the GTC 2024 conference, NVIDIA unveiled Project GR00T, a foundational AI model designed specifically for these robots. GR00T allows robots to understand natural language and mimic human actions. This translates to robots that can learn new skills and navigate real-world environments more effectively.

NVIDIA Project GR00T demo 1

“Building foundation models for general humanoid robots is one of the most exciting problems to solve in AI today,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

To power these advanced robots, NVIDIA also introduced the Jetson Thor computer. This new platform is specifically designed for humanoid robots, offering the performance and efficiency needed for complex tasks.

But the advancements don’t stop there. NVIDIA is also significantly upgrading its Isaac robotics platform. This upgrade includes tools like Isaac Lab, which allows for training robots through simulations, and Isaac Manipulator, which provides enhanced control over robotic arms.

NVIDIA Project GR00T demo featured

“We are at an inflection point in history, with human-centric robots poised to change labor forever,” said Jonathan Hurst, co-founder and chief robot officer at Agility Robotics. “We’re excited to partner with NVIDIA to invest in the tools needed to make robots a part of daily life.”

Project GR00T has the potential to revolutionize various industries. These smarter, more adaptable robots could play a significant role in manufacturing, healthcare, and beyond.

You can visit the following link to learn more about Project GROOT: https://developer.nvidia.com/project-gr00t

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