April 04, 2021

World MoveIt Day 2021 Review

by Sean Kolk

The 6th annual World MoveIt Day saw 85 MoveIt contributors from around the world come together to work on the open-source MoveIt project. With over 5000 lines of code written, 115 pull requests reviewed, and 4 virtual meetups taking place across 64 locations continents.

World MoveIt Day 2021 in numbers:


Statistics 2021
Github pull requests merged 99
Github pull requests opened 113
Github issues closed 42
Github issues opened 50
Number of locations 64
Number of participants 85


We had the highest number of locations in the history of the MoveIt project (it helped that the world was more remote this year), and the 2nd highest number of pull requests we’ve ever had. Attendance was impressive and more diverse than ever, with a large showing coming from Tokyo, Berlin, and Istanbul. We’ll be reaching out to participants to learn more about what they enjoyed and what they’d like to see next year.

2021 Individual Repos pull requests merged pull requests opened issues closed issues opened
moveit.ros.org 18 20 0 2
moveit_tutorials 20 22 3 6
moveit2_tutorials 11 17 2 2
moveit 14 20 12 21
moveit2 24 22 10 11
moveit_msgs 7 6 0 0
moveit_task_constructor 5 6 15 7
moveit_grasps 0 0 0 0
moveit_visual_tools 0 0 0 1
Total 99 113 42 50


Per Individual contributions, we’re happy to see MoveIt2 overtaking MoveIt in the number of PR’s, and excited that the tutorials have overall been a focus of for World MoveIt Day.

This years winners


Up Next:

We’re working on what MoveIt’s long-term road map will look like for the next few years.