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We are robotic software experts available to develop, integrate, or provide general consulting and training for your robotic applications. PickNik Consulting LLC is based in Boulder, Colorado and offers on- and off-site work and support in any location. We have particular expertise in motion planning, complex inverse kinematics, and robotics simulation.
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ROBOTIC PROBLEMS
We strongly believe in the benefits of open source -- PickNik contributes to and advocates the Robotic Operating System (ROS) including the following components:

The MoveIt! Motion Planning Library
ROS Control and Real-time Systems
The Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL)
Gazebo Simulation
ROS Navigation Stack
INTEGRATION FOR ALL
We are experienced in the integration of robotic hardware including the Kuka IIWA, Universal Robotics UR5, Rethink Robotics Baxter, Kinova Jaco2, Willow Garage PR2, Kawada Industries HPR2, and others.
SERVICES
MOTION PLANNING
IN HIGH-DOF SYSTEMS
ADVANCED INVERSE KINEMATICS
COMPLEX CONSTRAINTS
REAL-TIME CONTROL
ROBOTIC ARMS
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
FOR CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
ROS FRAMEWORK DESIGN
SYSTEM ANALYSIS
2D NAVIGATION
MOBILE BASES
VIRTUAL REALITY
FOR REMOTE CONTROL
ROBOT MODELLING
SOLID WORKS, URDF
MULTILINGUAL
C++, MATLAB, PYTHON
MOTION PLANNING
IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
ADVANCED INVERSE KINEMATICS
COMPLEX CONSTRAINTS
REAL-TIME CONTROL
ROBOTIC ARMS
COLLISION AVOIDANCE
AVOID LOCAL MINIMUM
ROS FRAMEWORK DESIGN
SYSTEM ANALYSIS
2D NAVIGATION
MOBILE BASES
VIRTUAL REALITY
FOR MOBILE CONTROL
ROBOT MODELLING
SOLID WORKS, URDF
MULTILINGUAL
C++,MATLAB,PYTHON
RECOMMENDATIONS
"
Excellent job... The final product worked seamlessly and was accompanied by extremely thorough documentation of usage, and several additional features and improvements that we hadn't specifically asked for. It was the best experience I've had working with an external consultant and I would highly recommend."
DR. BHASKARA MARTHI
Head of Robotics, Vicarious
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I can only describe as exceptional... By being able to listen and absorb the information contained in the spec prepared for the project, by being able to identify the key functional requirements and then ask insightful questions regarding those requirements...was able to make major contributions to the code base, and to the project in general, in a very short amount of time."
BRETT ALDRICH
CEO, ReelRobotix
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I highly recommend Dave for his work with me on a ROS based real-time reactive performance application for human-safe robotic planning implemented on a KUKA IIWA robotic arm. Dave is a self motivated problem solver and tackles problems holistically. He demonstrated a strong ability to navigate ambiguity and help define the requirements... I hope I have the opportunity to work with him again."
DANIEL ADEN
Engineering, Google
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Dave continued (3 years and counting) to be a committed developer for MoveIt!, working mostly on his own, fixing bugs and adding features throughout the MoveIt! codebase. Over the last year Dave has taken the lead with organizing the contributions other developers make to this project. Dave is an engineer I would always work with, no matter the project. His attitude towards work, always striving to make sure problems are not swept under the rug, that the best solutions are employed, that clean and correct code is written make him a fantastic developer who writes efficient, high quality code."
DR.LOAN SUCAN
Senior Software Engineer, Waymo Self-Driving Cars