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bbro
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ROS on the Galileo Gen 2

I'm very much a beginner. I've got the sd card installed, logged on to the board and also uploaded the blink sketch via the Arduino IDE. I'm now interested in putting ROS (robot operating system) on my Galileo to control/drive a robot and read on-board sensors.

 

Is it possible to install and run ROS on the galileo and if so where can I find the latest and hopefully simplest procedures/tutorials?

Thanks

RoboBill

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Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello RoboBill,

I'm not familiar with ROS, but from what I saw in here: http://www.ros.org/ ROS.org | Powering the world's robots, ROS is supposed to be used in a PC and not in a development board like Galileo. This means that it's not possible to use it with Galileo.

Regards,

Diego.

bbro
New Contributor I
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Hi Diego,

I admit, I'm still confused because if one googles "ROS Galileo Gen 2" it appears to be possible but most of the info is either dated and for the Gen 1 or incomplete/in progress. I'm hoping for someone in this group who has some history with ROS might shine some light on this subject.

Thanks

RoboBill

Diego_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello RoboBill,

I found some information regarding ROS with Galileo that you might find interesting:

It seems that you would need Debian to install ROS. The image supported by us is Yocto so you would need to find a Debian image first. There is an image called Ubilinux which is based on Debian, you might find it useful. You can check it in the following site: http://www.emutexlabs.com/ubilinux EmutexLabs. Since we only support Yocto, I recommend you to contact EmutexLabs if you have questions about that image since they are the ones that support it.

On the other hand, I'm not sure if the guide that appears in the links above works. I recommend you, in order to be sure if ROS can be installed, to contact http://www.ros.org/ ROS.org directly. There is a forum section; you could ask there if ROS can be installed in Galileo: http://answers.ros.org/questions/ Questions - ROS Answers: Open Source Q&A Forum

Regards,

Diego.

bbro
New Contributor I
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Diego

Thanks for the guidance.

Best,

RoboBill

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