Six-Legged MANTIS Among Machines Swarming Out of Sci-Fi Into GTC Europe

With droopy electronic eyes, two gangly arms and four spindly legs, MANTIS looks like it could be a sidekick in a science-fiction blockbuster. This robot isn’t from a universe far, far away, but from northern Germany. And it was on display this week in Amsterdam among a half-dozen walking, flying and crawling machines powered by NVIDIA technologies playing a starring role at GTC Europe. GTC attendees clustered around the MANTIS on the floor of the city’s Passenger Terminal to snap photos and talk to members of the team from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and the University Bremen that put it together. MANTIS was among the embedded devices on display at GTC Europe in Amsterdam this week. It’s both an ingenious design, and a classic machine learning problem.…


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