Following from the interest received in moveit2 (official repo, development fork) development and after the support received in the ROS 2 TSC, I’m glad to announce the creation of a
Manipulation WG to steer and coordinate the ROS 2 efforts on manipulation.
So far, Acutronic Robotics and PickNik have been meeting over the last few Fridays. This WG is an opportunity to open the discussion to everyone and share the progress and efforts allocated. This should help jointly steer and distribute the work together to get the most productive output out of the growing ROS 2 manipulation community. Discussions will initially tackle the already ongoing moveit2 effort but we also invite other related manipulation-related topics and initiatives.
For starters the group will gather every two Fridays at 17:00 CET (9AM PDT, 1AM JST). The first meeting will be held the 3rd of May. Details for the first e-meeting are provided below:
Upcoming meetings will be available in this shared calendar. Depending on the geographical interest shown, we’d try to switch between Asia/Europe/US friendly times.