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What embedded platforms does ROS Support?

asked 2013-01-15 16:32:58 -0500

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updated 2014-04-20 14:06:46 -0500

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My team has been trying to install ROS on several embedded platforms lately – namely Raspberry Pi and Pandaboard – and support seems to be lacking for these platforms.

Is there an up-to-date list of exactly which $200-or-less embedded platforms (Beagleboard, Pandaboard, Raspberry Pi, etc.) ROS currently supports? Are there any groups that focus on making ROS work on cheaper platforms like these?

Thanks!

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answered 2013-01-17 04:01:55 -0500

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I don't know that there is a list of statuses for all of the embedded systems out there, perhaps it is time to form a wiki page in the same way as the sensors page. Perhaps http://ros.org/wiki/EmbeddedPlatforms ?

I believe that the best place to discuss embedded ROS would be the Embedded ROS SIG.

@tfoote recently sent out a survey of users of ARM-based platforms on the ros-users mailling list recently, you can view full text here

Finally, OSRF is hosting a workshop in early February, which may also be of some interest to you.

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I like the idea of the Embedded Platforms page. It can also provide links to getting started pages and helpful documents to get ROS going on those particular embedded systems. Even a more general platforms page with an embedded section in it, listing all the computer platforms that ROS is running on

Raptor gravatar imageRaptor ( 2013-01-17 05:45:34 -0500 )edit

Any idea if there'd be a live feed from the workshop? I'm in Montreal, so it'll be difficult to get down there!

nckswt gravatar imagenckswt ( 2013-01-17 12:30:38 -0500 )edit

I just uploaded a raspi iso with the groovy desktop preinstalled. Unfortunately I did not manage to compile PCL and rviz, the rest should work. Instructions how to compile it from source and the image can be found here: http://www.ros.org/wiki/groovy/Installation/Raspbian/Source

kalectro gravatar imagekalectro ( 2013-01-17 15:42:09 -0500 )edit

That's awesome! Thanks kalectro!

nckswt gravatar imagenckswt ( 2013-02-09 14:32:05 -0500 )edit

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