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Offline SeagullOneTopic starter

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ROS System Requirments
« on: May 11, 2012, 02:34:06 AM »
I'm thinking about getting into ROS -- Robotic Operating System.

Anyone know what would be some good system or hardware requirements to run ROS efficiently? I especially want to try some vision processing with OpenCV as well as Pocketsphinx for speech recognition, so I image for my particular application, the computer system will need some substance.

Would a Mimo Monitors Plug 4G computer work okay? It has about 512 MB of memory and 1.2 Ghz processor and runs Debian--we had an windows XP desktop with similar hardware and it ran roborealm pretty well.

All pointers welcome.
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Re: ROS System Requirments
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 11:54:12 AM »
That computer SHOULD be fine.  We're running it on a netbook and it doesn't have that much memory or processor speed.  We are using ubuntu, though, mainly because ROS is stable and tested for it, not debian.

I'm running openCV and point cloud library with ROS and it's great, although it is MUCH faster to run it on our desktop PC when using point cloud library -- the Microsoft Kinect can produce 300Mb/s of data!  That's a bit much for a slower computer :-P

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