MoveIt is a set of packages and tools that allow us to perform manipulation with ROS. MoveIt provides software and tools in order to do motion planning, manipulation, perception, kinematics, collision checking, control, and navigation. Yes! It is a huge and very useful tool. We can learn more about it by checking all of its documentation on the official website (http://moveit.ros.org).
Awesome, right? We are probably a little bit confused right now, since MoveIt is a huge tool that provides lots of options. But, don't get stressed! In the next section, we will learn how to deal with MoveIt, and we'll see how this tool can help us perform manipulation in ROS.