Moving robots into the future

Easy-to-use open source robotics manipulation platform for developing commercial applications, prototyping designs, and benchmarking algorithms.

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Latest: Melodic / Ubuntu 18.04
Install Binaries
Version: 1.0.2
  • Motion Planning

    Generate high-degree of freedom trajectories through cluttered environments and avoid local minimums

  • Manipulation

    Analyze and interact with your environment with grasp generation

  • Inverse Kinematics

    Solve for joint positions for a given pose, even in over-actuated arms

  • Control

    Execute time-parameterized joint trajectories to low level hardware controllers through common interfaces

  • 3D Perception

    Connect to depth sensors and point clouds with Octomaps

  • Collision Checking

    Avoid obstacles using geometric primitives, meshes, or point cloud data

Companies Using MoveIt

Nasa logo Google logo Microsoft logo
Fetch robotics logo Franka Emika logo
Pal Robotics logo RTR logo Kinova logo

3D Interactive Visualizer

Out-of-the box visual demonstrations in Rviz allow new users experimentation with various planning algorithms around obstacles. Execution on physical hardware is then just a click away.

Rviz Motion Planning Plugin
Gazebo Simulation

Gazebo Simulation

Speed up development and testing cycles by leveraging a full physics-based simulator with MoveIt. Combine Gazebo, ROS Control, and MoveIt for a powerful robotics development platform.

Setup Assistant

Quickly setup any robot to work with MoveIt with the step-by-step configuration wizard, or use popular pre-configured setups. Also includes configuration of Gazebo and ROS Control!

Setup Assistant
MoveIt Task Constructor

Task Constructor

A flexible and transparent way to define and plan actions that consist of multiple interdependent subtasks!

Grasp Generation

A basic grasp generator for objects such as blocks or cylinders for use with the MoveIt pick and place pipeline!

MoveIt Grasps
Python Scripting

Python Scripting and Interpreter

Use high level Python scripts to orchestrate complex motion planning, leveraging high-performance C++ libraries in the background. Or use the C++ interfaces directly.

Why MoveIt?

MoveIt is the most widely used software for manipulation and has been used on over 150 robots. It is released under the terms of the BSD license, and thus free for industrial, commercial, and research use.

By incorporating the latest advances in motion planning, manipulation, 3D perception, kinematics, control and navigation, MoveIt is state of the art software for mobile manipulation.

MoveIt 1.1 Noetic

March 2019

Initial Development 1 March 2019

API Freeze 1 July 2020

Official Release 15 July 2020

July 2020

MoveIt 2.1 Foxy

February 2020

Initial Development 14 February 2020

Feature Freeze 15 June 2020

Official Release 1 July 2020

July 2020

Foxy 2.1 Beta

Seeking Funding

Version: 2.1

Platforms: Ubuntu 20.04

Initial release: 1 July 2020

End of life: July 2021

Branch: moveit2:master

Release notes

PickNik is actively seeking funding for development of MoveIt for ROS 2. See roadmap.

Noetic LTS

In Development

Version: 1.1

Platforms: Ubuntu 20.04

Initial release: 15 July 2020

End of life: May 2025

Branch: master

Release notes

This is the actively developed 'master' branch of MoveIt for ROS 1.0, and will likely be the last version of MoveIt for ROS 1.0

Eloquent 2.0 Beta


Version: 2.0

Platforms: Ubuntu 18.04

Initial release: 14 February 2020

End of life: November 2020

Branch: moveit2:master

Release notes

The first real release of MoveIt 2!

Dashing 2.0 Alpha


Version: 2.0

Platforms: Ubuntu 18.04

Initial release: 1 June 2019

End of life: May 2021

Branch: AcutronicRobotics/moveit2

Release notes

This early preview of MoveIt 2.0 was released as a source build by Acutronic and has not been fully tested or verified.

Melodic LTS


Version: 1.0

Platforms: Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10, 18.04

Initial release: 23 May 2018

End of life: May 2023

Branch: melodic-devel

Release notes

This LTS builds on the latest version of ROS1 and can also build on Ubuntu 16.04. This LTS is stable and no API changes are accepted.

Kinetic LTS


Version: 0.9

Platforms: Ubuntu 15.10, 16.04

Initial release: 23 May 2016

End of life: April 2021

Branch: kinetic-devel

Release notes

This LTS is stable and only bug fixes should be backported.