Robotics and .NET Fundamentals Series


Hi there. I just posted quite a lot of video content for students and enthusiasts looking to learn Robotics Studio, a free tool from Microsoft that makes robotics fun and easy (even if you don’t have a robot).

You can view supporting material here.

Here is a brief index of the content. Enjoy and comment!

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started
    • Setting up the Create
    • Serial port communication in VC# Express
    • Teaching the robot to sing
  3. More on serial port stuff
    • Setting up and utilizing Bluetooth
    • Driving the robot in a square
  4. Intro to VPL and MS Robotics Studio
    • Learning how to drive the robot via a dialog box
    • See how you can use VPL to create a program without writing any code whatsoever
  5. Introducing Autonomous Behavior
    • Using the iRobot Create’s sensors and a flow diagram to back up when an obstacle is encountered
    • Conclusion to the series

 


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  4. Philip says:

    Wow! Very cool!

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  14. digiajay says:

    Do I have to know Visual C# to get started with MS Robotics Studio…. If so, tell me whether it is better to get certified for C# or get some glance… And even I haven’t tried any Visual Programming Languages yet…

  15. Dan Waters has created a 5 part webcast series on Microsoft Robotic Studios . Part 4 Here is a brief

  16. Marcus Fink says:

    Hello Dan

    I think you are the greatest because you give me the chance to learn and understand RS without a course or a Friend who knows (my friend who knows got no Time).

    I’m a special effect artist from Berlin without programming skills (I once tried to program an Atmel Microcontroller but I gave up because a Software bug) and I fabricate ultra cool robots   http://www.marcus-fink-sfx.de  with my CNC machine. But I could not find adequate soft- and hardware.

    All the controllers I found (OOPic, Basic X,Basic Stamp, Brainstem, Handyboard ….) did not have enough pins or any computer power and no or very expensive  display,  buttons,  radio, easy to use software.

    I came up with the idea to use an electronic organiser in line with an Atmel board like this, but I could not find one with open software. Today I found the WiMo robot http://www.wimobot.com  using a cell phone as super computer and using MS Robotic Studio to program all of it.  So I read all his instructions, wrote him a letter and went to MS robotics studio and read their introductions. Then I get instantly a new Smart phone with Windows mobile and I ordered a Serial Servo Controller (SSC) http://www.lynxmotion.com/Product.aspx?productID=395&CategoryID=52

    Then I wanted to start studying but could not find an overview (the Structure of the Studio) and an introduction what which part does what.  Even the requirements I can not understand! Do I need MS Visual C++, MS .net framework, MS mobile?

    Do you have a clue?

    I want to control my robots by using a Serial Servo Controller connected to a smart phone (like the VOQ pro with Windows Mobile) mounted on the robot. I want to use a second smart phone to supervise and to manipulate the robot in action and I want to use a PC to also supervise and manipulate the robot in action, to change programs and to assist the robot , ( later if needed ) with additional computer power (navigation, mapping and object recognition)

    Can you help me to get started?

    Can you give me an Introduction on the Robotic Studio structure?

    Do you know what I need to use a cell phone?

    Do you know how I can connect a cell phone to a microcontroller (via serial)

    Do you know other people which have done this?

    Can I call you when I get to a dead-end?

    And if you like I can tell you everything I know about building robots and monsters.

    Thank you and have more fun

    Marcus Fink

  17. Dan Waters ( http://blogs.msdn.com/dawate ) posted a good video series on how to develop robotics code

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