Jetson RACECAR Software 2
Jetson RACECAR

Jetson RACECAR Build – Software Install 2

May 30, 2017 kangalow 8

In part one of the RACECAR software install, we set the stage. In this article, we install the RACECAR packages. Looky here: Background One of the packages that is installed is for Ackerman Steering. This is the type of steering geometry that is used in most automobiles. Angled steering arms Read more …

RealSense ROS Jetson TX2
ROS

Intel RealSense Package for ROS on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 29, 2017 kangalow 18

Intel provides an open source ROS package for their RealSense Cameras. Let’s install the package on the Jetson TX2. Looky here: Background Intel is investing heavily in computer vision hardware, one of the areas being 3D vision. There have been several generations of the RealSense devices, in the video we Read more …

ROS Jetson TX2
Jetson TX2

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX2

March 27, 2017 kangalow 5

Robot Operating System (ROS) was originally developed at Stanford University as a platform to integrate methods drawn from all areas of artificial intelligence, including machine learning, vision, navigation, planning, reasoning, and speech/natural language processing. You can install it on the NVIDIA Jetson TX2! Looky here: Background From 2008 until 2013, Read more …

ROS TX1 Install
ROS

Robot Operating System (ROS) on NVIDIA Jetson TX1

October 12, 2016 kangalow 6

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 …

RViz
ROS

ROS Rviz – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

September 8, 2016 kangalow 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 …

Razor IMU ROS Install
ROS

Jetson RACECAR Part 9 – Razor IMU ROS Install

July 1, 2016 kangalow 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 …

Programming Robots with ROS - A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System
ROS

Programming Robots with ROS book

January 6, 2016 kangalow 1

I recently finished reading Programming Robots with ROS: A Practical Introduction to the Robot Operating System by Quigley, Gerkey and Smart. It is one of the O’Reilly books, for which to some one of the most important parts of the book is the animal on the cover. On this book, Read more …

ROS

MIT RACECAR Walkthrough – NVIDIA Jetson TK1

October 6, 2015 kangalow 5

A class being held this January at MIT centers around the Rapid Autonomous Complex-Environment Competing Ackermann-steering Robot, or RACECAR. I went to Boston, and was fortunate enough to get a walk through of the hardware used last year for the class. Looky here: Here’s the RACECAR in action: Background In Read more …

OpenCV

ROS, OpenCV and OpenCV4Tegra on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1

June 14, 2015 kangalow 8

This is a little opinion piece on running Robot Operating System (ROS) with OpenCV versus OpenCV4Tegra on the NVIDIA Jetson TK1. First let’s talk about some of the advantages that OpenCV4Tegra has versus regular OpenCV. As you can read from Jetson/Installing OpenCV, OpenCV4Tegra is a CPU and GPU accelerated version Read more …