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Single board PC for ROS

asked 2012-10-15 17:44:36 -0600

HenryW gravatar image

updated 2014-01-28 17:13:56 -0600

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Hey

Which Single board computers are recommended/better suited for running ROS (Fuerte and Ubunutu 12.04 or other recommendation)?

This has been asked a few times before, but not recently as far as I could find anwyays, sorry if double up though.

My application will be running with a Hokuyo URG LIDAR (http://www.hokuyo-aut.jp/02sensor/07scanner/download/products/urg-04lx-ug01/) and using an Arduino to do all the motor/servo controls.

All low level control such as SLAM will done on board so will need to be capable of processing everything.

It will also be sending and receiving high level information from a main computer so will need to be network capable as well, we do currently have a Wireless modem on the robot itself so the SBC does not need built in wireless.

Cheers for any advice

Henry

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answered 2012-10-16 09:16:00 -0600

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From my point of view, one of the best ways to find out which SBC to use is to take a look at what other people have published regarding their experiments with ROS. As an example, in ethzasl_ptam wiki page, there are some references to published works that include technical details about a working SBC based flying robot doing Visual SLAM and navigation.

From my own experience, you need a SBC with least a 1.0Ghz modern CPU + 2GB of RAM. If power consumption is not a concern, I would recommend Intel Core CPUs over Atoms.

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hey cheers

Yea been trying to find SBC that other people have used, so many of them though haha

Useful recommendation information, will keep that in mind

HenryW gravatar image HenryW  ( 2012-10-16 11:54:43 -0600 )edit

hey cheers

Yea been trying to find SBC that other people have used, so many of them though haha

HenryW gravatar image HenryW  ( 2012-10-16 11:54:44 -0600 )edit
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answered 2012-10-16 01:41:53 -0600

dbworth gravatar image

It sounds like you mainly want to process point cloud data? therefore, perhaps a better question is "how much PC do i need to run PCL?". You could ask directly on the PCL (Point Cloud Library) mailing list?

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answered 2016-10-12 02:57:17 -0600

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From my own experience, you need a SBC with least a 1.0Ghz modern CPU + 2GB of RAM. If power consumption is not a concern, I would recommend Intel Core CPUs over Atoms. Some good ones here https://www.graperain.com/ARM-Single-... . Never tried though so am not the voice of experience ...h

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answered 2021-06-23 02:05:31 -0600

updated 2021-08-20 16:53:51 -0600

Hi....this load of machines are stunning. The objective for ROS appears to increment dramatically. I was conversing with a VB6 designer about packaging ROS with his VB6 programs similarly as you would package a runtime. In the event that any semblance of MS at any point reassess VB6 on MS stages then he may convey his projects with an o/s whereupon to run it. The constraint there is that the o/s would have to run on a virtual climate. With these equipment gadgets he could package his program with the VB6 runtime on a packaged ReactOS and thus toss in some packaged equipment whereupon it runs. https://www.7pcb.com/

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answered 2012-10-15 19:34:19 -0600

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updated 2021-06-22 10:52:51 -0600

Some good ones here http://www.robotshop.com/Single-Board-Computers-1.html. Never tried though so am not the voice of experience ...

Update 2021 - Have been using the Raspberry Pi 4 and Up Boards for a while now in ROS applications. Both work well and the Pi now has enough power to be more than an "edge" device. RVIZ will even run on it :)

https://thepihut.com/collections/rasp...

https://up-board.org/ really good performance and reasonable price.

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