ROS support for VOXL2



  • Hello,

    I received a VOXL2 that shipped as is (output of the voxl-version command):

    system-image: 1.2.1-M0054-14.1a-perf

    kernel: #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Apr 18 20:36:27 UTC 2022 4.19.125

    hw version: M0054

    voxl-suite: 0.6.0

    The ROS setup instructions found on https://docs.modalai.com/setup-ros-on-voxl/ don't seem to apply to this platform release: no /home/root/my_ros_env.sh script, no setup.sh script in /opt/ros/melodic.

    Am I missing something?
    Can you share the instructions for me to run ROS on this platform release?
    Or should I upgrade to a newer one?

    Thanks,
    Jeff


  • Dev Team

    Hi Jeff,

    Those instructions are custom for the original voxl platform because it's using a very custom system image with ros embedded. The voxl2 system image is built on a standard ubuntu 18.04 image and so you can follow any standard instructions from the ROS docs for ubuntu 18.04 to install and configure ROS(or ROS2) on voxl2.



  • Thank you Alex!


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