The state machine we design or create in smach_ros can be visualized for debugging or analysis through a tool called SMACH viewer. The following diagram shows the use of SMACH viewer with the preceding PR2 robot example (the text and numbers in this image are intentionally illegible):
SMACH viewer representation (source: http://wiki.ros.org/smach_viewer. Image from ros.org. Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY-3.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/legalcode)
The robot is currently in the DETECT_OUTLET state, which is indicated in green.
To view these states in the SMACH viewer, you must define an introspection ...
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