PickNik's CEO Dave Coleman will be joining a panel on October 9th at 10am MST to discuss "Open vs. Closed research for AI-based Robotics: Challenges, Opportunities, Caveats".
Grasping using Deep Learning now available in the MoveIt Task Constructor
What’s easy for humans can be so hard for a robot. But innovations in gripping, software, and collaborative robots are leading to rapidly improving capab...
Many companies are entering the exploding robotics market and are looking to leverage open source technology to quickly deliver value to their stakeholders.
Hand-eye calibration capability is now available in the new MoveIt Calibration package
Thanks to recent work by Microsoft's Windows IoT team, in collaboration with PickNik Robotics, preliminary support for Windows 10 IoT is now available fo...
For those new to open source or those interested in learning more about MoveIt, Robohub’s Audrow Nash speaks with PickNik Robotics’ Dave Coleman about Mo...
Learn about industry trends in advanced robotic manipulation by watching Dave Coleman's Robobusiness Direct 2020 talk online now.
A MoveIt controller that plans Cartesian motions in realtime, ideal for visual servoing and teleoperation.
Smoothed trajectories reduce vibration and increase lifespan of manipulators
Observations on Planning, Grasping & Optimization
Dave Coleman presents on MoveIt's ROS 2 plans for realtime capabilities.
MoveIt will be a mentor organization for students seeking to contribute to open source.
Popular motion planning software now available on ROS 2
Robots are branching out from warehouses
Bringing a major new feature to MoveIt: a grasping library for manipulation
MoveIt Gear / MoveIt Style; Available Now
PickNik researchers presenting at ROSCon 2019 in Macau, China
Checkout this new open source feature and tutorial for task planning
Insights Into Needs and First Impressions
First annual developer meeting, co-located with ROSCon
PickNik Recently Celebrated 2 Years in Business
The MoveIt Setup Assistant 2.0
Mark, CS senior research scientist Rice University, Mark brings new expertise and experience to the PickNik team
The fourth annual World MoveIt Day will be Wednesday, November 20th, 2019!
It is my pleasure to announce that we’ve made a huge update to the SolidWorks URDF Exporter. A big thank you is due to Verb Surgical for inspiring and su...
The ROS 2 port MoveIt2's Alpha is here with the help of Acutronic Robotics in collaboration with PickNik
Boston-area startup Realtime Robotics has just released RapidPlan, its innovative solution for collision-free motion planning and we’re happy to announce...
MoveIt has been in beta since 2013 (6 years), but today we're excited to announce MoveIt is all grown up. We are releasing MoveIt 1.0 for ROS Melodic.
Exciting news – the MoveIt port to ROS 2.0 has begun! We are happy to announce that Acutronic Robotics is partnering with PickNik to sponsor a MoveIt cod...
Following last October's World MoveIt Day, the first-ever MoveIt China Developer Workshop 2019 was successfully held on Jan 16th in Suzhou, China.
Open Source Robotics for Fun and Profit
Updates about the perception pipeline improvements from GSOC
Updates for motion planners in MoveIt
Summary of Google Summer of Code improvements to the MoveIt Setup Assistant.
Join us at ROSCon Madrid this year to meet your fellow developers, bring your ideas, and ask pressing questions about MoveIt.
We are excited to announce that this year’s World MoveIt Day will be Thursday, October 25, 2018! The event is a day long international hackathon to impro...
MoveIt is now released into ROS Melodic LTS (Long Term Support)!
We are excited to announce that MoveIt was selected for 3 Google Summer of Code (GSoC) grants for the summer of 2018.
We are excited to announce that the robotic arm manufacturer Franka Emika is partnering with PickNik to sponsor a MoveIt codesprint to further improve Mo...
Results from our second annual international hackathon to improve the MoveIt code base, documentation, and community.
MoveIt is 5 years old!