MoveIt is an open source project that is the result of the combined efforts of a large international community and multiple organizations. Many people have played a key role in making MoveIt what it is today and they are awknowledged below - thank you!
The primary governance of MoveIt takes place during monthly meetings of the maintainers and core contributors through majority vote. Organizational leadership and administration is lead by PickNik Consulting.
MoveIt maintainers, commonly referred to as “committers” in other open source projects, are the seasoned experts of the MoveIt project and the only ones who can merge pull requests.
|Dave Coleman||PickNik Consulting||davetcoleman|
|Robert Haschke||CITEC, Bielefeld University||rhaschke|
|Michael Görner||University of Hamburg||v4hn|
|Isaac IY Saito||Plus One Robotics||130s|
|Ian McMahon||Toyota Research Institute||IanTheEngineer|
|Gijs van der Hoorn||Delft Univ. of Tech / ROS-I||gavanderhoorn|
|Jorge Nicho||SwRI / ROS-I||jrgnicho|
|Bence Magyar||Heriot-Watt University||bmagyar|
|Mike Lautman||PickNik Consulting||mlautman|
|Jon Binney||Iron Ox||jonbinney|
|Henning Kayser||PickNik Consulting||henningkayser|
|Bryce Willey||Realtime Robotics||BryceStevenWilley|
We have a stringent process for giving commit access to the code base to ensure quality, but we want to have as many people involved in reviewing pull requests and responding to issues. We have a non-commit access category of MoveIt experts we call “Core Contributors” - these participants are recognized for their hard work and contributions to MoveIt early on and are listed in the CODEOWNERS file. See the full maintainer policy.
|Michael Ferguson||Independent Consultant||mikeferguson|
|Zak Kingston||Rice University||zkingston|
|Felix von Drigalski||OMRON SINIC X Corporation||felixvd|
|Simon Schmeißer||isys vision||simonschmeisser|
|William Baker||Houston Mechatronics||willcbaker|
|Andy Zelenak||PickNik Consulting||AndyZe|
|Mohmmad El khzragy||TUM||MohmadAyman|
|Kei Okada||JSK Lab, Univ of Tokyo||k-okada|
|Shingo Kitagawa||JSK Lab, Univ of Tokyo||knorth55|
|Víctor Mayoral||Acutronic Robotics||vmayoral|
|Anas Mchichou||Acutronic Robotics||anasarrak|
|Levi Armstrong||SwRI / ROS-I||Levi-Armstrong|
PickNik was founded with the mission of growing the MoveIt project through community building and contract consulting.
Acutronic sponsored a collaborative effort in 2019 to begin the port of MoveIt to ROS 2.0. Learn More
Franka Emika sponsored a codesprint in 2018 to improve MoveIt’s tutorials, documentation, and website. Learn more.
MoveIt’s first commit was October 2011. MoveIt was initially developed at Willow Garage by Sachin Chitta, Ioan Sucan, Gil E. Jones, Acorn Pooley, Suat Gedikli, and Dave Hershberger and we thank Willow Garage for its support of the MoveIt project. We would also like to thank SRI International for its support of the MoveIt project between October 2013 and June 2015. Since then, PickNik has been leading the support of the MoveIt project.
We gratefully acknowledge the early contributions of the following people to MoveIt and associated packages that MoveIt uses:
Lydia Kavraki, Mark Moll, and associated members of the Kavraki Lab (Rice University) for developing OMPL - a suite of randomized planners that MoveIt uses extensively.
Dinesh Manocha and Jia Pan of UNC Chapel Hill for developing FCL - a package of collision checking algorithm used extensively by MoveIt
Maxim Likhachev (CMU), Ben Cohen (Penn) and Mike Phillips (CMU) for developing SBPL, a search-based planning library integrated with MoveIt
Armin Hornung, Kai Wurm, Maren Bennewitz, Cyril Stachniss, and Wolfram Burgard for developing Octomap - software for 3D occupancy mapping used by MoveIt
Mrinal Kalakrishnan, Peter Pastor and Stefan Schaal at USC for developing STOMP and CHOMP
Dave Coleman for developing the MoveIt Setup Assistant, OMPL algorithms, and taking leadership of the MoveIt project since 2016.
Michael Ferguson for the simple controller manager plugin, inspiring World MoveIt Day, and helping revamp the MoveIt project in 2016.
Edward Gil Jones, Matei Ciocarlie, Kaijen Hsiao, Adam Leeper, and Ken Anderson for their seminal contributions of Arm Navigation and Grasping Pipeline components that MoveIt evolved from.
Contributions of Willow Garage interns who have worked on MoveIt, Arm Navigation, and associated components
Members of the ROS and PR2 communities who have used, provided feedback and provided contributions to MoveIt
ROS-Industrial consortium led by the Southwest Research Institute and Fraunhofer IPA for applying MoveIt to industrial robots.
Open Robotics for playing an advisory role, maintaining ROS, and providing the infrastructure for releasing packages
We would like to acknowledge past maintainers of MoveIt who have since moved on. Their great work made this project what it is today:
|Name||Past Organization||GitHub ID|
|Sachin Chitta||Kinema Systems||sachinchitta|
|Ioan Sucan||Google X||isucan|
|Dave Hershburger||Kinema Systems||hersh|
|Acorn Pooley||SRI International||N/A|