TL;DR : The Jetson’s wifi cuts randomly and messes up with our robots (using ROS)
I’ve come to here to seek for ya’ll knowledge and help.
We’ve ordered 6 Jetsons for our company and received them, all working fine. I’ve installed the latest software with CUDA9 with jetpack on it and have been cloning the jetsons between each other using This: https://elinux.org/Jetson/TX2_Cloning
Everything worked out fine and the robots my company makes use a jetson, a lidar (sick-tim) and wheels.
The software of the robot runs primarily on ROS, and, as some of you may know, ROS works with nodes connected through an ip adress (ROS_IP and ROS_MASTER_URI.).
When the wifi cuts, everything stops (The robot, literally) because the IP adress that ROS is set to is the wifi adress. We’ve got around that probem by simply disabling the wifi and/or setting the adresses to 127.0.0.1 but we need the robot to be connected to internet and we need to have access to the ROSIP to use rviz and ssh in the robot for ease of use.
The 1 million dollar question is: Anyone have that issue ? How did you solve it ? Is there anyway to make it so the wifi doesnt cut out randomly ?
Jules for unsupervised.ai