NVIDIA open-sources autonomous drone AI for ROS and TX1/TX2

NVIDIA has released the code to Project Redtail on GitHub. Based on this arXiv paper, the framework’s now available including ROS nodes using Caffe/TensorRT for end-to-end inferencing (TrailNet) and navigational control of Pixhawk-compatible drones flying in GPS-denied areas.

Repo…https://github.com/NVIDIA-Jetson/redtail
Wiki…https://github.com/NVIDIA-Jetson/redtail/wiki
Blog…https://news.developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-researchers-release-trailblazing-deep-learning-based-framework-for-autonomous-drone-navigation

Exception thrown from source code

Hi,

We’ve been trying to run the redtail demo on our TX2 to see if we can display a steering angle given the input video stream from on-board camera (this is the first step of our project). However, while checking if the DNN node is working properly, using the commands in (github.com/NVIDIA-Jetson/redtail/wiki/ROS-Nodes#running-tests), we encounter an exception thrown by the config.py python file stating ‘model_dir’ does not exist.

Here is the error: drive.google.com/file/d/1cRvCrMcupipT-JdG3rCB2cDX9LXV5p69/view?usp=sharing

Thank you.

Hi abarajithan17, can you file this as an Issue against Redtail GitHub? The Redtail team will respond there. Thanks.