So you are serious about autonomous machines and other research areas in that field? The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier Developer Kit may be worth a look. It is designed for deploying AI in robots, drones, and autonomous machines. It offers “30 TeraOPS (TOPS) of compute performance from a 512-core integrated Volta Tensor Core GPU.”
Jetson Xavier has user-configurable operating modes (10W to 30W). It has 16GB of 256-bit LPDDR4x memory with 137GB/s of bandwidth for AI vision and processing LiDAR data with low latency. You can pre-order your kit for $2499.