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#1

Hi Guys,

would be happy to get your take on this matter.

I have a robot project built out of around 20 nodes and nodelets.
In this project I have 2 machines - one on the robot itself (Rpi3) and one as a base station (a strong PC) - all connected to the same ROS master.

Now I would like to be able to do kind of a load balance so if I see that the CPU / mem on the robot is low, I would be able to kill the nodelet on the robot and run restart it on the base station.
I thought of using Docker (specifically ResinIO) for this, but not sure this is the right way to go with it…
Any suggestions on this? What are the pros and cons of running ROS on Docker?

Thank you very much!
Gil


#2

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