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what can be done with a RPI ?

asked 2016-06-04 08:29:51 -0600

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First time hobbyist developer, wondering what can be done with ROS if installed on a RPI board such as the RPI3 or Zero?

Which robot functions have people successfully implemented, such as face recognition, mapping, navigation via different sensors; and how many functions might run concurrently and at what quality and accuracy?

Thanks, Perigalacticon

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answered 2016-06-04 12:46:05 -0600

updated 2016-06-04 12:47:15 -0600

Your question is too generic, but if you are asking about computational power I can tell you from my experience that it is possible to execute in a Rpi2 or Rpi3 relatively weighty processes like slam algorithms (hector slam or gmapping) if they are properly parametric.

A rpi3 and even a rpiZero are enough to do robot navigation using the ros navigation stack if it is properly parametrized too.

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Thanks I was just wondering what can be done if I use ROS with an RPI, and what people have been able to do successfully and if anyone knows of similar projects with code so the wheel doesn't have to be reinvented. I am definitely interested in SLAM, and vision based "human detection" capabilitie

perigaacticon gravatar image perigaacticon  ( 2016-06-04 15:12:29 -0600 )edit

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