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Roadmap

This page describes planned work for ROS 2. The set of planned features and development efforts should provide insight into the overall direction of ROS 2. If you would like to see other features on the roadmap, please get in touch with us at info@openrobotics.org.

Iron Roadmap

Iron Irwini is the ROS 2 release expected in May 2023. See release for a detailed timeline.

The items in the roadmap below are the major features being worked on by the ROS 2 community. The “Size” is an estimated size of the task, where Small means person-days to complete, Medium means person-weeks to complete, and Large means person-months to complete.

If you are working on a feature for ROS 2 Iron and would like to have it listed, please open a pull request to ROS 2 Documentation. If you’d like to take on one of these tasks, please get in touch with us.

Task

Size

Owner

Expected Completion

Improve rclcpp executor performance

Large

Open Robotics

Q4 2022

DDS User Experience - Improve the out-of-the-box experience

Large

Open Robotics

Q1 2023

DDS User Experience - Configuration of Initial Peers for Discovery

Small

Open Robotics

Q4 2022

DDS User Experience - Develop a configuration tool

Medium

Open Robotics

Q4 2022

Python per-package documentation generation

Small

Open Robotics

Q4 2022

rclpy performance with large messages

Medium

Open Robotics

Q1 2023

ROS 1 to ROS 2 migration documentation and tools

Medium

Open Robotics

Q2 2023

SDF integration

Medium

Open Robotics

Q1 2023

Better error message for launch (stretch goal)

Medium

Open Robotics

Q2 2023

Relaunch of individual nodes in a complex system (stretch goal)

Small

Open Robotics

Q2 2023

Logging configuration and features (stretch goal)

Medium

Open Robotics

Q2 2023

Iron release

Large

Open Robotics

Q2 2023

Additional project-specific roadmaps can be found in the links below:

Planned releases

Please see the Distributions page for the timeline of and information about future distributions.

Contributing to ROS 2

Looking for something to work on, or just want to help out? Here are a few resources to get you going.

  1. The Contributing guide describes how to make a contribution to ROS 2.

  2. Check out the list of Feature Ideas for inspiration.

  3. For more information on the design of ROS 2 please see design.ros2.org.

  4. The core code for ROS 2 is in the ros2 GitHub organization.

  5. The Discourse forum/mailing list for discussing ROS 2 design is ng-ros.

  6. Questions should be asked on ROS answers, make sure to include at least the ros2 tag and the rosdistro version you are running, e.g. humble.