Upcoming milestones as of October 2016:
The following highlights the status of MoveIt! components - it indicates how stable individual components are and how well they have been tested. It also indicates how much support users can expect for different components and robots. (See legend below for description of the codes.)
|Kinematics (with Planar Joints)||Alpha|
|Kinematics (parallel robots)||Alpha|
|Collision Checking (FCL)||Beta|
|Collision Checking (Sphere-based)||Alpha|
|Motion Planning (Joint Goals)||Beta|
|Motion Planning (Pose Goals)||Beta|
|Motion Planning (Kinematic Constraints)||Beta|
|Motion Planning (Desired end-effector trajectories)||Alpha|
|Motion Planning (Fast replanning)||Beta|
|Motion Planners (OMPL)||Beta|
|Trajectory Filtering (Iterative)||Beta|
|3D Self-filtering (Point-cloud)||Beta|
|3D Self-filtering (Depth-map)||Beta|
|3D Occupancy Map (Octomap)||Beta|
|Benchmarking GUI Tool||Alpha|
|Pick and Place||Alpha|
|MoveIt! Setup Assistant||Beta|
|Unsupported||This component is not implemented in MoveIt! currently.|
|Alpha||This component is experimental and has not been widely tested. Users should not expect extensive support for this component.|
|Beta||This component is undergoing wide testing with the intention of being moved to Stable status. Users are encouraged to ask about testing this component and contributing to moving it to Stable status.|
|Stable||This component is widely tested and expected to work on a wide variety of robots. Users should expect support for this component and immediately notify the maintainers of any bugs.|
To see the current status of MoveIt! on any robot, check the Robots using MoveIt! page and the individual robot page.
|Unsupported||There is no support for MoveIt! on this robot, i.e. no one has used MoveIt! with this robot.|
|Alpha||MoveIt! has been integrated on this robot by at least one user. A MoveIt! config package is available (but maybe not publicly). Ask on the ROS Discourse Moveit category to see if someone is willing to share the config package with you.|
|Beta||MoveIt! has been extensively tested on this robot and is actively maintained for this robot. The MoveIt! config package for this robot is publicly available.|
|Stable||MoveIt! is officially supported on this robot.|
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 improve the MoveIt! code base, documentation, and community.
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.
In recent years there has been a migration related to ROS discussions, Q&A, and collaboration to ROS Discourse. Inspired by ROS-Industrial's migration this month away from Google Groups, and we believe its time for MoveIt! to migrate as well.
We are excited to announce that the robotic arm manufacturer Franka Emika is partnering with PickNik to sponsor a MoveIt! codesprint to further improve MoveIt!’s tutorials, documentation, and website.