• 2021.2
  • 06/30/2021
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Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots

During the installation, you will be prompted to enter your product key. This key is in the email you received from the Intel® Registration Center. Contact if you do not have this email message.
The steps below explain how to:
  • Prepare your target system.
  • Copy the package.
  • Complete the installation steps.

Step 1: Prepare the
Target System

Make sure your target system has a fresh installation of Ubuntu* Linux* that corresponds to the version of
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots
EI for AMR
) that you downloaded. If you need help installing
, follow these steps:
  1. Download to your
    developer workstation
  2. Create a bootable flash drive using an imaging application, such as Startup Disk Creator, available on
  3. After flashing the USB drive, power off your target system, insert the USB drive, and power on the target system.
    If the
    target system
    doesn't boot from the USB drive, change the boot priority in the system BIOS.
  4. Follow the prompts to install
    with the default configurations. For detailed instructions, see the .
  5. Power down your
    target system
    and remove the USB drive.
  6. Power up the
    target system
    . You will see
    Desktop is successfully installed.

Step 2: Copy the
File to the
Target System

In this step you copy the
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots
zip file to your
target system
  1. Copy
    from the
    developer workstation
    to the Home directory on your
    target system
    . You can use a USB flash drive to copy the file. The icon looks like this:

Step 3: Extract the
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots

In this step you extract
. You need to be on the
target system
to complete these steps.
  1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
  2. Open a new terminal.
  3. Extract the package:
    If you download the file more than once, each download beyond the first is appended by a number.

Step 4: Install the
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots

If you are running behind a proxy server, please be sure that the proxy settings are configured correctly. The edgesoftware tool uses these proxy settings to download and install the modules.
You will now run a script that will download components and install
Edge Insights for Autonomous Mobile Robots
on your
target system
The software installation will take about 10 minutes. The completion time depends on your
target system
and Internet connection.
  1. Run the following commands to go to the directory, change permission of the executable edgesoftware file, and install the package:
    cd edge_insights_for_amr chmod 775 edgesoftware sudo ./edgesoftware install sudo groupadd docker sudo usermod -aG docker $USER newgrp docker
    If you encounter any Docker* pull-related issues during the installation process, refer to the Troubleshooting section.
  2. Type the product key at the prompt:
    The Product Key is displayed in the download page.
  3. Based on components selected and system configuration, you might be prompted for additional actions. For example, if your system is behind a proxy, you are asked to enter proxy settings.
When the installation is complete, you see the message
Installation of package complete
and the installation status for each module.
To confirm your installation was successful and for a quick look at how it works, you can perform the first two steps in the Run an ROS2 Sample Application in Docker* Container tutorial.
Installation failure logs will be available at:


  • Make sure you have an active internet connection during the full installation. If you lose Internet connectivity at any time, the installation might fail.
  • Make sure you are using a fresh
    installation. Earlier software, especially Docker* and Docker Compose*, can cause issues.
If you're unable to resolve your issues, go to the .

Product and Performance Information


Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at