May 13, 2021

MoveIt Noetic Update

by Vatan Aksoy Tezer

We are proud to announce a release of Noetic is on the way. There were 28 separate commits that are new since the last release of MoveIt. Here is a summary of what new changes there are:

Feature

  • Let users override fake execution type from demo.launch #2602
  • Add planning_pipeline_id setting to Python MGI #2622

Testing

  • Github Actions: Add pre-release job #2597
  • Synchronize async interfaces in planning interface tests #2640
  • Add pre-commit hook for .rst files

Documentation

  • Document solution in ROS_ERROR on failed self-filtering #2627
  • Print an error indicating that the planning pipelines are empty before returning. #2639

Maintenance

  • Simplify logic in Planning Scene Monitor #2632
  • Fix pre-release shell syntax #2635
  • Fix remove_attached_object API in Python PSI #2609
  • Minor fixups in Planning Scene Display #2618
  • Set rotation value of cartesian MaxEEFStep by default #2614

Bug Fixes

  • Fix prerelease test #2633
  • Fix pre-release workflow #2638
  • Use private NodeHandle instead of child for PlanningPipeline topics #2652
  • Lock the octomap/octree while collision checking for thread safety #2596 and #2660
  • Fix file conflict when upgrading moveit_ros_planning #2659
  • Lock the Bullet collision environment, for thread safety #2598
  • Avoid joint jump when SuddenHalt() is called in velocity mode #2594
  • Fix Pilz Velocity limit error #2610
  • Add sphinx-rtd-theme for python docs as a dependency #2645
  • Install sympy 0.7.1 from git instead of pypi for ikfast scripts #2650

Thank You

This release comes with features from 12 different contributors.

  • ags-dy
  • Andy Zelenak
  • Christian Landgraf
  • Felix von Drigalski
  • Henning Kayser
  • Jochen Sprickerhof
  • Luc Bettaieb
  • Michael Görner
  • Nathan Brooks
  • Peter Mitrano
  • Robert Haschke
  • Simon Schmeisser
  • Tyler Weaver