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

Tully Foote tfoote at willowgarage.com
Wed Jan 23 18:14:33 UTC 2013

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the interest.  Based on the interest we have setup a SIG for
this.  I encourage you to join if you have time to participate.

Mailing list: https://groups.google.com/group/ros-sig-arm

WIki Page: http://www.ros.org/wiki/sig/arm


On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Tommy Persson <tommy.persson at liu.se> wrote:

> On 01/13/2013 07:41 PM, Ian wrote:
>> I have experience using gumstix to run fuerte under debian 6.05 at
>> Upenn's Modlab [1].  We compiled ROS-base from source in place without
>> any real issues, and for our purposes (using ROS for networking and data
>> serialization on the gumstix, and doing the heavy lifting on more
>> powerful computers) it worked well.
>> We opted to do all compilation locally on the gumstix, which was our one
>> source of frustration; the shortest compilation times were measured in
>> minutes.  A cross-compiling environment would have been worth the time
>> to setup.
> We have done something similar on the gumstix but using Ubuntu on the
> gumstix. I am planning soon to test this with groovy.
> The biggest problem for me was that data communication between ARM and X86
> did not work properly if the message contains an uint8. The padding is
> different. This was if I remember correctly with fuerte. Have not tested
> yet if groovy have the same bug.
> I am very interested reading more about peoples work with ARM.
> /Tommy Persson
> Linköping University
> Sweden
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Tully Foote
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