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minimum memory footprint for Linux and ROS melodic (cameras, lidar)

asked 2019-03-22 02:24:44 -0500

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updated 2019-03-22 05:39:27 -0500

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Looking at "Jetson Nano " Quad Core ARM64 @1.47GHz with max 4GByte RAM and max 16GByte eMMC.

It comes with a Ubuntu install, so seems like a good match,

Is this memory footprint enough for an autonomus droid with cameras and Lidar ?

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for an autonomus droid

may be me, but wow, we're creating droids now? ;)

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2019-03-22 05:20:58 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-03-22 06:03:19 -0500

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This is plenty enough. You can run ROS with GUIs on a Raspberry Pi 3 (with 1 GByte of RAM) using the desktop environment with no problem.

With the desktop environment disabled on my Raspberry Pi 3 I have a 70 Mbyte RAM footprint. If you are going to compile big projects (using multiple jobs with gcc/g++) make sure to create a swap file in case you fill the RAM!

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Last updated: Mar 22 '19