Have you ever spent hours trying to track down the cause of a troublesome bug only to discover that it was caused by a mistake in a configuration file? We want to hear from you! We are a group of software engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University looking to understand configuration-related issues in ROS systems.
We are conducting a study to identify issues that ROS users face with respect to their configuration files (e.g., Launch XML and ROSParam YAML), and the steps that those users take to identify, debug, and ultimately fix configuration-related issues. The knowledge from this survey will provide us with insight into the most common and troublesome configuration issues, and will inform the development of automated tools to tackle the problem effectively.
The questionnaire should take five to ten minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating in our study, please follow this link: https://forms.gle/gcSxRHd9AEchfpJd9