Installing ROS on Drive AGX Xavier

Please provide the following info:
Hardware Platform: DRIVE AGX Xavier™ Developer Kit
Software Version: DRIVE Software 10
Host Machine Version: native Ubuntu 18.04
SDK Manager Version:

What is the process to install ROS Melodic on Drive AGX Xavier?

Can it be installed directly using ‘apt install’ following the instructions as on a x86 system:

OR is cross-compiling necessary to install ROS in AGX Xavier?


Hi @SagarS,

Either way should work. As you can see “Ubuntu packages are built for the following distros and architectures.” stated in

Thank You. I did notice the wiki page says arm64 is supported but saw a lot of discussion related to cross-compiling too. So was not sure if Drive AGX Xavier needs it to be cross-compiled or the pre-compiled binaries available can work.

ROS packages aren’t maintained by us.I believe most of them should be able to be installed by either way.