June 18, 2020

Robohub: Robotics Manipulation with MoveIt Podcast

by Dave Coleman

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 MoveIt’s history, open source, the move to ROS 2, and how to get involved in the MoveIt community.

Coleman talks about MoveIt’s story, from inception and the early days to development and maintenance, as well as how MoveIt relates to the Robot Operating System (ROS) and their move to support ROS-2. He also speaks about MoveIt’s implementation, including global versus local planners and what that means. Coleman concludes by talking about World MoveIt Day and how those interested can begin learning MoveIt and contributing.

Listen to this podcast on Robohub or SoundCloud.

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