Isaac is an end-to-end (E2E) autonomy stack aimed at enabling a fleet of coordinated robots that function robustly and safely in large, highly-dynamic, unstructured environments among humans.
Isaac version 2.0 is the first step in this direction.
Isaac 2.0 Early Access features a lidar-based autonomous navigation stack that contains a Global Route Planner, Mission Client, Behavior Planner, Lidar Localization (global and continuous), and Wheel-IMU Odometry, as well as a new Path and Trajectory Planner and Controller. This release also includes tools for Data Collection and a cloud-based Map Creation Service.
Figure: Isaac 2.0 EA Software Stack
This release enables autonomous navigation for a robot to navigate large open spaces, narrow corridors, and narrow/cluttered passages with unmapped obstacles.
The Isaac 2.0 Early Access release allows you to perform these actions:
- Create a Map using Carter Robot Version 2.3 (a differential wheel
reference robot with a subset of NOVA Sensors and Jetson AGX Orin computer)
Use Carter v2.3 to collect data for a large environment.
- Upload the data and obtain maps (Voxel Map and Occupancy Map) in a
Use the map and Navigation Stack on Carter for the targeted ODDs
- Use the Carter v2.3, map and Isaac Navigation Stack to trial lidar
perception, semantic awareness (maps), and the advanced path planner.