Coolest Course Ever: MIT Prof Spurs Students to Build Robotic Racecars from Jetson TK1 Kits


Lan Malin, posted Nov 03 2015

Four robot mini-cars. A complex network of tunnels. A race against the clock. This was the final test crafted by an MIT professor for what could be the greatest college class ever. Despite the course title’s tortuous name — Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot — its acronym, RACECAR, gets students’ curiosity revving. The students’ challenge: Build a self-driving mini-robot car that can zip around a tunnel maze track while navigating its twists and turns.

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Deep Learning in a Nutshell: Core Concepts

Features, cuDNN, Deep Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Neural Networks

Nadeem Mohammad, posted Nov 03 2015

This post is the first in a series I’ll be writing for Parallel Forall that aims to provide an intuitive and gentle introduction to deep learning. It covers the most important deep learning concepts and aims to provide an understanding of each concept rather than its mathematical and theoretical details. While the mathematical terminology is

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Korean High-Schoolers Develop Supercomputing Skills, and May Just Change the World

Lan Malin, posted Nov 03 2015

Invite 60 gifted high-schoolers to a week-long supercomputing camp. Train them on how to accelerate applications using GPUs. Organize them into small groups, each with their own stack of Jetson TK1 devkits, and set them lose. Supercomputing camp The next bright idea gets its start with a stack of Jetson TK1 devkits at the Supercomputing Youth Camp 2015, in South Korea. What do you get?

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Final release of Nsight Visual Studio Edition 5.0 now available for download!

Nsight Visual Studio Edition, GameWorks, Developer Tools, DirectX 12

Eric Foo, posted Oct 30 2015

The final release of NVIDIA Nsight™ Visual Studio Edition 5.0 is now available for download in the NVIDIA GameWorks Registered Developer Program. This release adds support for Visual Studio 2015 and debugging applications that use the new Direct3D 12 API.

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Continents Apart, Two Students Share a Common Language: They Speak Robot

Corporate, mobile, Embedded Computing, Jetson, mobility

Lan Malin, posted Oct 28 2015

Two students, separated by different cultures and thousands of miles, share a common language. They speak robot. Doctoral candidate Raffaello Bonghi splits his time between Italy and France. Ryan Beethe is an undergrad in Colorado. They’re at the leading edge of bot builds.

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