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Navigation2 WG changes and HELP WANTED

Thanks for all the blood, sweat, and tears you’ve given us @mkhansen. It won’t be forgotten.


Just a random user(developer?) passing by. This is my first thought.

Still, thanks for your awesome contribution to ROS2 and Nav2.


Thanks for the contributions @mkhansen and everyone else in your team!

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This is indeed sad news @mkhansen, but like @kyrofa @Airu and others said, many thanks for the awesome contributions that you have made up to this point! :turtle: :robot: :+1:

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Thank you, @mkhansen and team for your work. Was a real pleasure to talk with you at the ROS-I conference. I wish we can still see you around.


in case you missed it… here’s the video of Matt giving a ROS2 Robot Dev Kit feat. Navigation2 Overview at #RICEU2019… more videos to be released soon…


Sorry yo hear that :cry:. Thanks @mkhansen for your work

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments.

I want to make sure that everyone in the team is acknowledged:

Thanks to all of them for the hard work they’ve done to this point and hopefully to more opportunities in ROS2 in the future!


Yeah, big thanks to you and all of the nav2 team. I didn’t have the opportunity to work with you all often, but I really appreciate the value you guys helped bring to the community.


Thanks to the entire Nav2 team at Intel for their contributions, and for spearheading much of the ros2 migration process. The navigation2 project wouldn’t be anywhere as far along as it is today without the time and effort they’ve put in. It was a pleasure to collaborate with you all, and I hope to see you continually around the community.


I wanted to acknowledge all the efforts put down by you guys. And a great thank you for building such a good piece of software.

Feeling sad that our team is getting disbanded :slightly_frowning_face:

We were just getting started! With plenty of ideas on the pipeline.

Anyhow, thanks @mkhansen, for your great leadership. @smac and Intel-team, it’s been a pleasure working with all of you.


Its been a pleasure working with you too!

I’m sure we’ll cross paths again. It’s a small community.

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Thanks Matt and the team’s excellent work on leading Navigation2 WG and its development. It is also my pleasure and honor to work with you as part of Intel’s contribution to ROS2 community.

I wish you all the best in the future and keep touch.

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That’s sad news indeed. Many thanks for your hard work and I hope you will find your way back into the project!


Sad to hear! Thanks for all your work man.

Thank you Matt! We had a great team :slight_smile:

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Grateful to the Intel team and @mkhansen for getting us where we are today with Nav2. As a robot developer and user of Nav2, we would love to help anyway we can. We just need some guidance on getting started since we’ve never worked in a WG or maintained a repo! :roll_eyes:

The two best ways you can potentially get involved are to:

  1. Attend one of our working group meetings, which occur weekly on Thursdays. Just stop by, introduce yourself, what you’re doing, and what you might want to work on. We can definitely help steer you towards sections that can best use your skillsets and time you’re able to put in.
  2. Go on GitHub and file / take tickets, or ask questions! We have a bunch of tickets representing bugs big and small, and features we’d like to develop big and small. Moreover, if there’s new ideas you’d like to see or work on, file the ticket and get the discussion started!

@smac thanks! We’ll definitely make it for the next WG meeting. I’ll pm my email to you so we can be added to the mailing list