[ros-users] MoveIt!: A New Year, A New Website, A New Movie

Sachin Chitta robot.moveit at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 01:03:53 UTC 2014


For the questions of how many pages for each model - I think we should do
one overview page per manufacturer with sub-sections for each
robot/controller only if there are significant differences in the software
setup for each.

Regarding updating the robots using moveit page:

(1) If you want to update the page for an existing robot there: we are
working on a way to allow users to edit those pages directly (I will keep
you posted).

(2) If you want to add a new robot: Send me the name of the robot and a
picture and I will setup the page for the robot.

The information that you need to include is what any new user of the robot
would need to get MoveIt! working with that robot:

(1) MoveIt! config location
(2) URDF location
(3) ROS version used: Groovy, Hydro, etc.
(4) Installation instructions for the MoveIt! packages (e.g. install a
particular deb)
(5) Additional installation/instructions for getting the robot running with
MoveIt!: e.g. additional packages to download, robot-specific controller
setup, etc.
(6) Instructions to run MoveIt! with the robot: A single launch file to run
on the robot + a single launch file to run on your desktop would be the
best way to set this up
(7) Demo Videos (links to online videos).

The intention with these pages is to try and make MoveIt! easy to use out
of the box with a new robot without even running the MoveIt! setup
assistant. In general, if one person runs the setup assistant and sets
things up the right way, it should work for everyone else using that robot
too. At some point, I would love to see robots shipping with MoveIt! and
ROS interfaces out of the factory.

Best Regards,

On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:25 AM, G.A. vd. Hoorn - 3ME <
g.a.vanderhoorn at tudelft.nl> wrote:

> Sachin Chitta wrote:
> > Dear MoveIt! and ROS users,
> [..]
> > We have listened to your feedback and added:
> [..]
> > - Robots using MoveIt! <http://moveit.ros.org/robots> page
> Hi Sachin,
> best wishes to you as well.
> I was wondering if you could describe the procedure to update the
> 'robots using moveit' page. I'm the maintainer of some MoveIt packages
> for Fanuc manipulators in ROS Industrial, and I'd like to add those to
> the page.
> Also: seeing as many of our packages are for variants and subtypes of
> manipulator models, what would be the recommended approach: one page for
> each model, or perhaps one overview page per manufacturer? I can see the
> 'robots using moveit' page becoming rather chaotic rather quickly
> otherwise.
> thanks,
> G.A. vd. Hoorn,
> DRI,
> Delft University of Technology
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