The Microsoft Robotics group released the new September CTP (Community Technical Preview for those of you not up on the latest over used three letter acronym or TLA). What’s in it in this release that has me so excited? Well a couple of big things.
One is some additional hardware support including the Roomba from iRobot (using a Blue Tooth Interface). That means I have to go buy some hardware to upgrade my Roomba so I can try it out now. Plus there is support for a number of Phidgets interface boards, sensors, and actuators. I have some of those to try out. Oh but that isn’t all. No sir, not by a long shot.
New tutorials (would you believe using MSN Live Messenger to Control a Robot), new simulation improvements, programming and services improvements and, well, more than I can absorb at this hour. Check it out.