NVIDIA’s High School Intern Builds Robots With Jetson TX1

Most high school students save their summers for vacations, trips to the beach and generally steering clear from school.

Not so for Prat Prem Sankar. He spent last summer exploring deep learning, cultivating mentors and building humanoid robots with our Jetson TX1 embedded computing platform.

At 16, Prat was NVIDIA’s youngest intern in recent memory. His hobby in robotics began over five years ago, when his father bought him a Lego Mindstorms NXT set, a programmable version of the toy.

“I was so excited that it existed. I started making all kinds of contraptions,” says Prat. “I was only 11 years old, but I already knew I wanted to be a robotics engineer.”