RViz Performance on a Raspberry Pi 2

asked 2015-09-23 03:43:26 -0500

takahashi gravatar image

updated 2015-09-23 06:49:40 -0500

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a VirtualBox. When I start RViz, the overall performance of the system becomes super crappy (and when using the 3D Acceleration Feature in the VirtualBox settings, RViz always crashes, see here). Since I have a spare Raspberry Pi 2, I thought about setting up ROS on it and use its RViz remotely for visualization by publishing the relevant topics over the network, but I have some concerns regarding whether the pi has enough processing power to run Rviz nicely.

So my question is:

Is anyone using RViz on a Raspberry Pi 2 and if so, how does it perform (running smoothly or lagging)?

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I would assume running RViz on a RPi2 would be a bad idea since it doesn't have very much processing power and doesn't have a GPU.

luc gravatar image luc  ( 2015-09-23 07:43:06 -0500 )edit

The Raspberry Pi do have GPUs; they all are OpenGL ES 2.0 capable. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Raspberry... . Make sure GPU hardware acceleration is available in your distribution (eg: Raspbian has it)

VictorLamoine gravatar image VictorLamoine  ( 2017-03-09 03:55:09 -0500 )edit