Intel RealSense ROS

Intel RealSense Package for ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

October 26, 2016 3

Intel provides an open source ROS package for their RealSense cameras. In this article, we install the package on the Jetson TX1. In the video, we even take the package out for a spin with a RealSense R200 camera connected to a Jetson TX1. Looky here: Background The Intel RealSense Read more …

ROS TX1 Install

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

October 12, 2016 3

Robot Operating System (ROS) can now be installed from Debian packages on the 64-bit L4T 24.2 Jetson TX1. Looky here: Background As discussed previously, the 64-bit ARM environment is relatively new. This means that most applications, including ROS, need to be ported to the new processor. For a complicated application Read more …


ROS Rviz – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 8, 2016 3

RViz is a 3D visualizer for the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework. In a lot of cases, RViz is run on a visualization workstation to monitor a robot. However, sometimes it is useful to have RViz running on the robot itself. On the Jetson TK1 in particular this presents an Read more …

External View of the Hercules Rover
Jetson Rover

Anthony Virtuoso’s Jetson TX1 Rover Project

August 7, 2016 3

Anthony Virtuoso from New York, New York just finished building a hardware stack for a rover robot based on the Jetson TX1. Now he’s getting ready to write the software that allows the robot to run autonomously. Best of all, Anthony has graciously agreed to share the robot build with Read more …

Arduino ROS Node Interface

Jetson RACECAR 11 – Arduino ROS Node for Car Control

August 2, 2016 4

In the eleventh part of our Jetson RACECAR build we construct a breadboard to interface the car with the Jetson using an Arduino ROS Node. Then we install the software, and test using a ROS teleoperation node to control the car with a game controller to boot. Looky here: Background Read more …

Motor Control Discussion

Jetson RACECAR 10 – Motor Control and Battery Discussion

July 5, 2016 15

In the tenth part of our Jetson RACECAR build we discuss how to control the drive motor and steering servo. Then we discuss battery selection to power the electronic components we are adding to the car. Looky here: Background As discussed in Part 3 – ESC Motor Controller, the TRAXXAS Read more …

Razor IMU ROS Install

Jetson RACECAR Part 9 – Razor IMU ROS Install

July 1, 2016 1

In the ninth part of the Jetson RACECAR build, we install the Sparkfun Razor IMU ROS package. Looky here: Background After installing the Sparkfun Razor IMU on the Jetson RACECAR, we’re ready to prepare the driver software packages which enable the IMU to communicate with ROS. The ROS wiki page Read more …


Jetson RACECAR Part 8 – Custom Kernel and ROS Install

June 29, 2016 0

In the eighth part of the Jetson RACECAR build, we start on the RACECAR software component. We build a custom kernel for the Jetson and then we install ROS. Looky here: Background During the Jetson RACECAR build, you noticed that we are adding various devices which need to be interfaced Read more …

Razor IMU

Jetson RACECAR Part 7 – Razor IMU Mounting

June 27, 2016 0

In the seventh part of our Jetson RACECAR build, we add a Sparkfun Razor 9DOF IMU to the lower platform. Looky here: Background The Sparkfun 9 Degrees of Freedom Razor IMU is a frequent choice for many robotic projects. From the Sparkfun website: Description: The 9DOF Razor IMU incorporates three Read more …

UPennCar FI

Jetson Based Autonomous Race Car – University of Pennsylvania

June 13, 2016 1

mLab at the University of Pennsylvania has built a website for building an Autonomous Race Car (ARC). The compute platform of the race car is a Jetson TK1. Looky here: Background mLab (Real-Time & Embedded Systems Lab) promotes competition with the autonomous 1/10th scale F1 race cars through the website: Read more …

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