ROS Melodic mapping and navigation with LIDAR on Jetson Xavier NX

This one is an ongoing project, to build a ‘Really Useful Robot’ capable of practical tasks. It’ll eventually have an arm to manipulate objects as well as an Intel Realsense D400 series depth camera.

So far ROS mapping and navigation is working pretty well using an RPLIDAR A2. I’ve detailed the build in two videos so far, one for the hardware build, and one for the ROS setup.

This whole project is open source, CAD and code can be found at:

More ROS and AI stuff in the playlist:


Thanks for posting James - awesome robot! Excited to see where you go with it.