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[Poll] A possible new SBC for TurtleBot3?

Hi community,

I’m getting a good amount of inquiries about a new SBC that can replace the current RPi3B+ on TurtleBot3 and I’d like to see the actual ROS users’ preference.
Please understand that high performance modules will not be considered as possible options to keep TurtleBot3 within the affordable price.
Some users also requested to upgrade the sensor, but this may not be feasible at this time so let’s rule out the sensor part in this discussion.

SBC seems pretty dependent on the industries where the robot is deployed, so if you can also specify which the industry you are in, it’d be greatly appreciated and helpful to understand the result.

Please note that you can select multiple items for the SBC and items are listed in alphabetical order.

  • Jetson Nano
  • Raspberry Pi 4
  • UP Squared

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In which industry do you use TurtleBot3?

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Entertainment
  • Industrial
  • Logistics
  • Research & Development
  • Service

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Happy holidays and happy new year! :tada:

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It would be nice if Nano was up to 20.04. You can install Noetic on Nano 20.04, but then Cuda doesn’t work. Makes development on 20.04 for AI /ROS a non starter.

Rasperry Pi 4 Ubuntu 20.04 a better choice at this point, with the exception of mmal on ARM64

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This is very well noticed!

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The timeline for Ubuntu 20.04 support in the NVIDIA JetPack 4.5 appears to be in the second half of 2021.
https://developer.nvidia.com/embedded/develop/roadmap

There are Docker images for Foxy and Noetic that can be run on JetPack 4.4 though.
https://github.com/dusty-nv/jetson-containers

Considering there is a lower price Jetson Nano 2Gb, having an option would be nice.

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