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This is a MoveIt! config package generated by the MoveIt! wizard. It requires a ROMEO model which you can get from here: or from the binary package : ros-indigo-romeo-description

The moveit package must be run on a remote computer and not directly on your robot.

1 Compile the package

romeo_moveit_config package doesn't need any compilation, so running rospack profile should be enough.

For the dcm packages you need to compile the C++ nodes. In order to compile romeo_dcm packages, you need to set the environment variable AL_DIR to the path to NAOqiSDK-c++ on your computer.

Then you can run the usual


And your ready to play with your romeo

2 Run MoveIt

Without a robot

You can run this moveit package either unconnected to any robot or attached to a robot (real or simulated): For a standalone execution :

roslaunch romeo_moveit_config demo.launch

Once launching the demo, you should see Romeo in MoveIt! GUI like this:


On a real ROMEO

To use MoveIt! on a real robot, you need to instanciate ROS controllers on your Romeo. To do so, you need:

First, set NAO_IP environment variable to your robot's IP address:


Launch the DCM bringup:

roslaunch romeo_dcm_bringup romeo_dcm_bringup_remote.launch

Wait until it is ready, then run:

roslaunch romeo_moveit_config moveit_planner.launch

On a simulated robot (in Gazebo)

To use MoveIt! with Gazebo simulation, you need:

Launch Gazebo, like this:

roslaunch romeo_gazebo_plugin romeo_gazebo_plugin_H37.launch

Wait until it is ready, then click on the Play button in Gazebo.

Finally, start MoveIt!:

roslaunch romeo_moveit_config moveit_planner.launch

3 Use Moveit:

RVIZ has been open: you can see that a MotionPlanning plugin has been launched. First check the box "Allow approximate IK Solutions" on the bottom of the left control panel. Then, go to the Planning tab.

Select which part of the robot you want to move: In the plugin list on the upper part of the left column, you can select a group under MotionPlanning/Planning Request/Planning Group

Now you can define your motion by drag and dropping the interactive markers. You can compute a trajectory by clicking the 'planning' button Once the motion is satisfying you can try it on your real robot using 'execute' or 'plan and execute'.

NOTE: The start state is not updated automatically, you have to go to 'Select Start State' select 'Current' and click 'Update'.