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asked 2019-02-18 14:55:03 -0500

jcc@DU gravatar image

I am looking to start a project where I'll be using SLAM with a Lidar. I want my robot to be able to run SLAM on its own (on board) without the help of another computer. I was told that the RPI3B+ is not going to do the job.

Which board ($150 is my limit) is powerful enough as well as well supported by the community would you guys recommend? Or whats are the recommend specs to run SLAM with no problem on a SCB?

Similiarities with the raspberry pi would help (the display and camera ports)

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answered 2019-02-18 21:22:13 -0500

This recommendation doesn't come from experience using it for ROS, but the beaglebone black should do the trick as long as: A) you're not processing depth cameras B) your application level code on top of the navigation stack is relatively light C) your SLAM problem is small

I'm actually in the middle of a project doing essentially what you're doing for an exercise in embedded robotics computing, that's where I'm starting. There's other single board computers you can buy >$100 which can run full-out Ubuntu on them and those will probably be OK

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answered 2019-02-19 00:43:02 -0500

Peter Heim gravatar image

I have run a rpi3 powered robot using a kinect or a ydlidar with navigation and they works OK add a usb camera and the RPI pegs out at %100 and becomes very slow navigation also fails. My new robot runs 3 RPI's and navigation runs on a desktop computer. I can run navigation on 1 of the RPI's but its not as smooth and on the desktop. I run a mix of Ydlidar, Kinect RPI camera and 5 Arduino's (hence the 3 RPI's)

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answered 2019-02-19 08:18:07 -0500

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I'm running navigation and camera on Rhoeby Cerebrum ($99, based on Raspberry Pi).

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