[ros-users] Use cases for ROS on ARM based computers

Bil Morris bill at iheartengineering.com
Sun Jan 13 21:20:27 UTC 2013

On 01/13/2013 01:52 PM, FIXED-TERM Franke Kai (CR/RTC1.1-NA) wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on the gumstix as well as on the RasPi. My plan is to
> benchmark different embedded systems for image transport/compression
> and other things like feature extraction. In the end I would like to
> be able to choose the cheapest solution for any given requirements.
> The goal is to be able to find the ideal number and type of computing
> devices for a mobile robot, also considering sending images to a
> server for higher computation power.

For video transport, one thing to note is that gstreamer has hardware
acceleration support [1] on OMAP (Gumstix, BeagleBoard, etc) based hardware.
So the gscam [2] webcam driver in ROS may provide the best performance
on these platforms.

[1] https://gstreamer.ti.com/gf/project/gstreamer_ti/
[2] http://www.ros.org/wiki/gscam

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