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.
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:
Improving Baxter robot to work on the latest Gazebo simulator and ROS release.
Codesprint to make Panda the flagship robot of the MoveIt tutorials.
Leveraging MoveIt for the application layer of a robot hardware manufacturer.
PickNik and Realtime team up to create MoveIt planning plugin for Rapidplan
Develop an application-scalable device-resident user interface for intelligent systems
"The final product worked seamlessly and was accompanied by extremely thorough documentation of usage, 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."
-Dr. Bhaskara Marthi, Head of Robotics
“I highly recommend Dave. Dave is a self motivated problem solver and tackles problems holistically. He demonstrated a strong ability to navigate ambiguity and help define the requirements”
-Daniel Aden, Engineering
“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...efficient, high quality code.”
-Dr. Ioan Sucan, Senior Software Engineer
"Dave and Picknik team have been collaborating with Verb Robotics team for three years. They have made great contributions to our Surgical robotics R&D with consultancy work on robotics and real-time SW. I am always very happy with the quality of SW (exceptional design, coding and code reviews) and their commitment to Verb's project schedule."
-Dr. Haoran Yu, Head of Robotics