Robowflex for MoveIt
Zak Kingston presented Robowflex, a high-level C++ library for MoveIt, at the 2022 MoveIt Community Meeting. He describes how Robowflex has supported motion planning research and can be used to benchmark motion planning algorithms. Zak is a postdoctoral research associate and lab manager for the Kavraki Lab at Rice University under the direction of Dr. Lydia Kavraki. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice in December 2021. His research interests lie in algorithmic robotics, focusing on robot manipulation planning and planning with constraints.
Zak will also talk about MotionBenchMaker, a tool to generate datasets for motion planning, and contains pre-generated realistic datasets for evaluating planning. MotionBenchMaker is available here. Take a look at the associated paper. You can find out more about Zak on his website.