ROS Installation on the Nvidia Jetson TK1 and Nvidia Jetson TX1

[Official guide: link]

  1. Configure your Ubuntu repositories to allow “restricted,” “universe,” and “multiverse.” You can follow the Ubuntu guide for instructions on doing this.
  2. Boost and some of the ROS tools require that the system locale be set. You can set it with:
  3. Setup your computer to accept software from the ARM mirror on packages.ros.org:
  4. Set up your keys:
  5. Make sure your Debian package index is up-to-date:
  6. Get ROS-base:
  7. Initialize rosdep:
  8. Environment setup:
  9. Getting rosinstall: 
  10. Workspace creation:
  11. Launch a “make” to create the structure of the workspace:
  12. Add the workspace to environment path each time we open a new shell
    1. Add the following line at the end of the file:
    2.  Save the file and exit
  13. Finally if you are planning to use Computer Vision algorithms based on OpenCV making your own node or compiling existing external nodes you must follow THIS GUIDE to allow ROS to use “OpenCV4Tegra

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