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

Kevin Walchko kevin.walchko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 12:01:02 UTC 2013

I think embedded is potentially too broad, and looking at the mail group quickly there appears to be a lot of different topics discussed (bandwidth, C++ vs C, RTOS for ROS, etc). 

There seems to be a lot of interest in specifically ARM and supporting ROS specifically on ARM. I think if a SIG is going to produce something, it helps to be focused. There appears to be a lot of work to just setup the infrastructure, test, and distribute ROS packages for ARM. In order to achieve this, I think it should be its own SIG. I see no difference between this and the OSX SIG I support … which is a lot of work.

On Jan 23, 2013, at 11:50 PM, Brian Gerkey <gerkey at osrfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Marcus Liebhardt
> <marcus.liebhardt at rnd.yujinrobot.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:14 AM, Tully Foote <tfoote at willowgarage.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I wonder, if it is necessary to create an extra SIG for this. Although the
>> group of people interested in ROS on ARM has grown to a significant size,
>> there are still not so many people out there.
>> In order to avoid people getting scattered all over the place (and might
>> even lost), I suggest we use the existing Embedded SIG
>> (http://www.ros.org/wiki/sig/Embedded) for this.
>> It gathers people interesting in and working on different embedded levels,
>> such as ROS on ARMs running Linux distributions and ROS on/with "bare-metal"
>> embedded boards.
>> If this list/group gets to busy in the future, we still could split it up in
>> different groups later.
> As a lurker on the ros-sig-embedded list, I agree with Markus.  Unless
> we really have two distinct communities, "embedded" and "arm," it
> would seem that one group is enough.
>    brian.
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