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EPICS: Opensource publish-subscribe 4 PLC, data-acq, and motion control

I wanted to know if anyone in the ROS community has interacted with EPICS. EPICS appears to me to be remarkably similar to ROS with a different scope. However, they include open source drivers for a wide range of hardware including programmable logic controllers, motion controls, and data acquisition. Their code originally ran only on VXworks, but now runs on Windows, linux etc. This could be an excellent resource for ROS-Industrial. One could imagine creating a bridge, or simply converting their code to ros nodes.