LYRO Robotics Celebrates One Year as NVIDIA Inception Member

Brisbane, Australia – November 2020

It’s been more than a year since NVIDIA accepted Brisbane-based robotics company LYRO Robotics into its Inception program for revolutionary AI startups. 

LYRO Robotics celebrates the one year anniversary of becoming a member of the NVIDIA Inception program, a virtual accelerator designed to nurture startups revolutionizing industries with advancements in AI and data sciences.With NVIDIA Inception support during the past year, LYRO has been able to utilize the power of NVIDIA’s GPU platforms and embedded systems. NVIDIA hardware enables LYRO to train large-scale deep neural networks, allowing for faster deployment on robots that work in real-world scenarios.

LYRO Robotics is creating the eyes, brain, and hands for the next generation of intelligent robots. The Brisbane-based deep-tech startup, spun out from the Australian Center for Robotic Vision (ACRV), a world-first robotics research centre after winning the Amazon Robotics Challenge in 2017. LYRO is designing, developing, and deploying robots that pick and pack within Australia’s warehouses and logistics & food supply chain operations.

“To create the best picking and packing technology, high-performance edge computing is crucial,” explains Dr Jürgen ‘Juxi’ Leitner, co-founder and Managing Director of LYRO Robotics. “Our robots operate in packing sheds and warehouses. NVIDIA’s edge computing hardware enables our intelligent robotic packing systems to continuously learn and adapt, making them quick to deploy and perfect for retrofitting operations cost-effectively.”

NVIDIA Co-Founder and CEO Jensen Huang with LYRO Robotics Co-Founder and Managing Director Dr Juxi Leitner


[picture of Juxi and Jensen Huang at CVPR]

“We have attended and presented work at NVIDIA GTC conferences and the NVIDIA AI Conference, and have interacted with various teams inside the company to improve our hardware and software systems. At LYRO we are also trialling NVIDIA Isaac Sim to further reduce the time it takes us to design our robots from months to weeks,” says Dr. Leitner. Isaac Sim is a virtual robotics laboratory and a high-fidelity 3D world simulator that accelerates research, design, and development by reducing cost and risk.

NVIDIA’s Inception is a virtual accelerator program that helps startups during critical stages of product development, prototyping and deployment. Every Inception member gets a custom set of ongoing benefits such as NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute credits, marketing support and technology assistance, that provides startups with fundamental tools to help them grow. 

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Dr Jürgen ‘Juxi’ Leitner



LYRO Robotics Pty Ltd (ABN 47 635 402 489)

6 Electronics St, Eight Miles Plain, QLD 4113, Australia






lyro logo (rap)


LYRO Robotics is creating the brains, eyes, and hands for the next generation of intelligent robots. LYRO’s robots are powered by state-of-the-art machine learning and world-leading robotic grasping solutions. Picking and packing robots are developed, designed, and deployed in supply chain and logistics operations within Australia right now and soon globally. 

LYRO is an Australian deep-tech robotics company, incorporated in August 2019. It leads the push to create intelligent robots for order fulfilment in warehousing and logistic scenarios in Australia. LYRO is in the business of developing state-of-the-art robotics, computer vision and artificial intelligence to visually identify, locate, pick and pack a large range of inventory stock. Dr Leitner previously led the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision’s Manipulation and Vision research program before taking the leap into the world of start-ups with fellow Centre Research Fellow, Dr Nicole Robinson, and former Research Student, Mr Norton Kelly-Boxall.  LYRO Robotics was born after Dr Leitner led “Team ACRV” to victory at the 2017 Amazon Robotics Challenge in Japan with the only custom-built robot in the global competition.

LYRO MI powering various robots
LYRO Machine Intelligence works with various robots and a large range of items