AI Node

AI on board your drone

The AI Node module adds supercomputer performance to your Skynode™, right at the edge onboard your drone. AI Node is equipped with the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX, the world’s smallest AI supercomputer for embedded and edge systems.


Process high bandwidth sensor data on the edge

AI algorithms like object recognition, tracking or counting are commonly used with drones by public safety, security, or wildlife conservation teams. AI Node delivers the required resources for these compute-heavy algorithms using the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX. Up to 21 TOPS of accelerated computing deliver the horsepower to run modern neural networks in parallel and process data from multiple high-resolution sensors.


Connect various payloads and sensors

Embedded in an enclosed unit with extended memory, a wide input voltage range and a variety of interfaces, AI Node enables immediate development and prototyping. Apps can be efficiently optimized with the NVIDIA® libraries and easily deployed using the Auterion developer tools.


AI at the edge



Optimized algorithms

Efficiently optimize algorithms using the NVIDIA® libraries and tools


Flexible interfaces

Plug and play with a variety of integrated interfaces


Parallel processing

Process multiple modern neural networks in parallel


Easy deployments

Easily deploy apps and algorithms in containers using the Auterion developer tools


Built for Skynode™

AI Node seamlessly integrates with Skynode™


High volume data processing

Process high bandwidth sensor data which exhausts even 5G links right at the edge where it is created


Plenty of memory

Leverage extended integrated fast memory



Flexible usage

Flexible use with a very wide input voltage range

Some of our customers have very specific requirements which require a considerable amount of onboard computing. For this, we turned to Auterion and their AI Node. AI Node allows us to run GPU intensive software onboard for applications such as vision based precision landing, real-time mission navigation, and other vision based capabilities. Because it is a part of Auterion’s tight ecosystem, the integration and implementation is as clean as could be. We look forward to taking advantage of everything that AI node has to offer as we continue our development of additional features and capabilities down the road.

— Bobby Watts.
     CEO & Principal Engineer, Watts Innovations

AI Node enhances the capabilities of Auterion-powered drones. With it, drone manufacturers and integrators can deploy our compute-heavy VISIONAIRY® software and advanced AI algorithms directly onboard drones. This allows them to increase the safety of the systems by executing tasks like ground-risk estimations.

Working with Auterion’s AI Node is a win-win for us as providers and users of their software. We especially appreciate how easy it is to connect and collaborate with other manufacturers within their ecosystem.

— Stefan Milz.
     CEO, Spleenlab

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