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Robot Operating System Cookbook by Kumar Bipin

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Getting ready

There are two streams to support ROS on an ARM target:

  • Ubuntu ARM

  • OpenEmbedded (meta-ros)

Ubuntu ARM is the most popular among researchers since it is easy to install and a lot of ARM boards are already supporting it; a few of them are shown in the following diagram. In addition, many ROS packages are already supported or could be ported with minimal changes:

Supported platforms

However, OpenEmbedded is used by professional developers for commercial products in industries. The following table shows a comparison of both:

Ubuntu ARM

OpenEmbedded

Binary ROS packages

A cross-compilation tool chain for ROS packages ...

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