If you want to run AnimatLab simulations using the Bullet physics engine on your NVIDIA Jetson TK1 then please read through this follow this page to get the base Ubuntu operating system running, and then follow the full Linux SDK documentation. This page is for those who just want to build and run the robotics framework to use the Jetson to control robots using neural networks.
The SDK source code for AnimatLab can be downloaded here (AnimatLabSDK.tar.gz). Please note that at the moment you must use the Grinch custom kernel 19.3.6 in order to run AnimatLab on the Jetson. The base 19.3 kernel available directly from NVIDIA has too many missing drivers to be usable out of the box. If you want to use that base NVIDIA kernel you will need to recompile it to add a lot of drivers including wireless capability, GPIO, and FTDI so you can talk to an Arduino. The instructions for uploading the Grinch kernel are very straightforward. (PS: If you use the Grinch then please donate a little something to Santyago at firstname.lastname@example.org. He did an awesome job and really saved me a lot of effort.)
In the directions below the terminal commands are shown with a grey background and are preceded with a command line prompt >, while packages that need to be installed are shown in light blue.
Please see the AnimatLab robotics help pages for documentation on how the Robotics system works and how to use it, and watch the robotics video tutorials that provide a step-by-step guide on how to use the robotics framework to build a robotic arm system.
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