Goran Vuksic
Goran Vuksic
Goran is the CTO and Co-founder of syntheticAIdata, a startup company dedicated to democratising the vision AI market by providing affordable and accessible synthetic data. With over 20 years of work experience in IT and a deep understanding of various technologies, Goran worked as an engineering and technical manager, among other roles, developing IT strategies and solutions for well-known clients. Goran is a tech enthusiast, he writes technical blog posts and he likes to share his knowledge at conferences, workshops, and meetups. He is recognised as Microsoft AI Most Valuable Professional (AI MVP), and his projects have been highlighted on websites such as Forbes, The Next Web, NVIDIA Developer, TechCrunch, and others.
C3 Dev Festival 2024C3 Dev Festival 2024
Jun 14, 22:00
The Force of Engineering: Bringing Your Own Star Wars Sidekick to Life
In Star Wars, Pit Droids are repair droids designed to maintain racing vehicles "podracers". These droids are 1.2 meters in height and can fold when not in use. Their funny behavior is explained in a way that they were programmed with a sense of urgency but without enough processing power to perform some complex tasks.I will show you how I built a realistic Pit Droid and empowered it with NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano. The droid can perform AI object detection, move its head toward the objects, and more. You will also see some other droid projects I worked on.NVIDIA Developer post: https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2023/08/03/goran-vuksic-pit-droid/Hackster project: https://www.hackster.io/gvuksic/nvidia-jetson-orin-nano-powered-pit-droid-7da0e8Through this session, you will:- hear how this robot was assembled,- learn about Azure AI Studio & Azure Custom Vision- learn how to easily prepare and tag images for model training,- see how to train a model for object detection,- analyse images from the camera of the robot,- control motor and other IoT devices connected to the robot,- and much more.I hope this session will give you a great introduction to AI and IoT, and inspire you to build similar projects on your own!"