PickNik Robotic Software Consultants
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PickNik combines world-class robotics expertise and state of the art open source robotics frameworks to save you time and money. We offer flexible support and development to ensure your project's success. From ROS integration to complex inverse kinematics and motion planning, we have you covered.
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SOLVE YOUR UNIQUE
ROBOTIC CHALLENGES
We strongly believe in the benefits of open source, such as avoiding vendor lock in and allowing your engineers to modify any software as they see fit. PickNik is the lead maintainer of the MoveIt! Motion Planning Framework. In addition, we contribute to and advocate the Robotic Operating System (ROS) including the following components:

ROS Control and Real-time Systems
The Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL)
ROS Navigation Stack
Gazebo Simulation
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SERVICES
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MOTION PLANNING
FOR HIGH-DOF SYSTEMS
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ADVANCED INVERSE KINEMATICS
WITH COMPLEX CONSTRAINTS
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REAL-TIME CONTROL
OF ROBOTIC ARMS
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE
IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
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ROS SYSTEM INTEGRATION
FRAMEWORK DESIGN
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2D NAVIGATION
OF MOBILE BASES
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VIRTUAL REALITY
NEXT GEN INTERFACES
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ROBOT MODELLING
SOLIDWORKS TO URDF
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WORKSPACE ANALYSIS
REACHABILITY, USABILITY STUDIES
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MOTION PLANNING
IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
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ADVANCED INVERSE KINEMATICS
COMPLEX CONSTRAINTS
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REAL-TIME CONTROL
ROBOTIC ARMS
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COLLISION AVOIDANCE
AVOID LOCAL MINIMUM
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ROS FRAMEWORK DESIGN
SYSTEM ANALYSIS
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2D NAVIGATION
MOBILE BASES
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VIRTUAL REALITY
FOR MOBILE CONTROL
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ROBOT MODELLING
SOLIDWORKS, URDF
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WORKSPACE ANALYSIS
REACHABILITY, USABILITY STUDIES
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INTEGRATION FOR ALL
By leveraging open standards and best practices we are compatible with almost any kind of hardware. Our software is robot-agnostic and we are experienced in the integration of robotic hardware including the Universal Robotics UR3/UR5/UR10, Franka Emika Panda, Kuka IIWA, Kinova Jaco2, Willow Garage PR2, Kawada Industries HPR2, and many others.
CASE STUDIES
RECOMMENDATIONS
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Excellent job... The final product worked seamlessly and was accompanied by extremely thorough documentation of usage, and several additional features and improvements that we hadn't specifically asked for. It was the best experience I've had working with an external consultant and I would highly recommend."
DR. BHASKARA MARTHI
Head of Robotics, Vicarious
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I can only describe as exceptional... By being able to listen and absorb the information contained in the spec prepared for the project, by being able to identify the key functional requirements and then ask insightful questions regarding those requirements...was able to make major contributions to the code base, and to the project in general, in a very short amount of time."
BRETT ALDRICH
CEO, ReelRobotix
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I highly recommend Dave for his work with me on a ROS based real-time reactive performance application for human-safe robotic planning implemented on a KUKA IIWA robotic arm. Dave is a self motivated problem solver and tackles problems holistically. He demonstrated a strong ability to navigate ambiguity and help define the requirements... I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again."
DANIEL ADEN
Engineering, Google
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Dave continued (3 years and counting) to be a committed developer for MoveIt!, working mostly on his own, fixing bugs and adding features throughout the MoveIt! codebase. Over the last year Dave has taken the lead with organizing the contributions other developers make to this project. Dave is an engineer I would always work with, no matter the project. His attitude towards work, always striving to make sure problems are not swept under the rug, that the best solutions are employed, that clean and correct code is written make him a fantastic developer who writes efficient, high quality code."
DR. IOAN SUCAN
Senior Software Engineer, Waymo Self-Driving Cars
PickNik Mission Statement
Support the worldwide open source robotics movement through community building, consulting expertise, and the development of highly-capable motion planning software.