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Here’s a quick technical post for anyone attempting to harness the capabilities of a Realsense D435 camera on a Jetson TX2.  For me, this is about getting usable depth perception on a UAV, but it has proved more problematic than I originally anticipated.

The Intel Realsense D435 depthcam is small enough to mount on a UAV and promises enough range for object detection and avoidance at reasonable velocities.  My intention is to couple it with the machine learning capabilities of the Jetson TX2 to improve autonomous flight decision making.

The problem is that the Intel Realsense SDK2 does not apparently support the ARM processor of the Jetson TX2, as I write.  This post links to my blog article which aims to provide some simple installation instructions that now work for me, but took a long time to find out!

(Full blog article link is https://mikeisted.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/intel-realsense-d435-on-jetson-tx2/)