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An extension of the Flexible Collision Library

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HPP-FCL — An extension of the Flexible Collision Library

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FCL was forked in 2015. Since then, a large part of the code has been rewritten or removed (for the unused part). The broadphase was reintroduced by J. Carpentier in 2022 based on the FCL version 0.7.0.

The main new features are:

  • the use of a safety margin when detecting collision
  • an accelerated version of Collision Detection à la Nesterov which leads to increased performances (up to a factor 2). More details are available in this paper.
  • the computation of a lower bound of the distance between two objects when collision checking is performed and no collision is found
  • the implementation of Python bindings for easy code prototyping
  • the fix of various bugs

This project is now used in many robotics frameworks such as Pinocchio, an open-source software which implements efficient and versatile rigid body dynamics algorithms and the Humanoid Path Planner, an open-source software for Motion and Manipulation Planning.


The development of HPP-FCL is actively supported by the Gepetto team @LAAS-CNRS, the Willow team @INRIA and, to some extend, Eureka Robotics.

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