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Is SMACH still maintained and used?

asked 2014-11-18 09:52:17 -0600

arennuit gravatar image

Hi all,

I was wondering whether SMACH was stil maintained? Or is this a dying package?

Also is it very much used among the community? Except a few example regarding the PR2 I could not find it used anywhere...

Regards,

Antoine.

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+1 I believe some or many researchers using PR2 use smach (I've seen some within the last 1 year) but haven't seen it applied for other robots, although it should be very useful.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2014-11-18 10:51:39 -0600 )edit

Thanks for your helpful input ;)

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2014-11-18 12:06:56 -0600 )edit

Also I just randomly hit an email where @Pi Robot used it.

130s gravatar image 130s  ( 2014-11-18 18:15:02 -0600 )edit
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FWIW, SMACH has been used in many non-PR2 robots.

Adolfo Rodriguez T gravatar image Adolfo Rodriguez T  ( 2014-11-21 10:01:15 -0600 )edit

okey dok, I take note. Thanks ;)

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2014-11-21 11:12:28 -0600 )edit

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answered 2014-11-18 11:38:56 -0600

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Given that smach is released into Indigo, that's a good sign that it's still maintained.

There are a few open issues, but nothing major. I suspect you could get the maintainer's attention and get a bug fix accepted and released if you found a major bug. That said, smach has been around for many years, and I suspect most of the bugs have been worked out by now; don't confuse a lack of changes for lack of maintenance.

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Indeed you are right. Now what do you think of it only being used for the PR2, or so? What do the other robots use then?

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2014-11-18 12:08:13 -0600 )edit

I recently used smach for a project on a turtlebot. There isn't anything PR2-specific about it. It just happens that it was written during the early days of ROS, when most people were developing software for the PR2.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2014-11-18 12:37:40 -0600 )edit

Ok, good to know. thanks ;)

arennuit gravatar image arennuit  ( 2014-11-19 00:36:44 -0600 )edit

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