Weekly Robotic News Issue 11 – Community Edition

  These are the droids you’re looking for… Introduction Update: Link to Pepper app store (apps in Japanese) – https://store.aldebaran.com/default/applications.html?pepper=1  This last weekend Softbank launched their new Pepper robot in Japan and promptly sold the first 1000 in minutes. This robot designed by Aldebaran Robotics will let you interact with it using both speech and…

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Weekly Robotics News Issue 10 – Community Edition

  These are the droids you’re looking for…   Introduction One story intrigued me last night and that was the story of how Microsoft partnered with KUKA to show an industrial arm being fed data from Microsoft Azure to tell it where to move next. What is interesting is not the scenario but the fact…

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Weekly Robotics News Issue 9 – Community Edition

  Weekly Robotics News Issue 9 – Community Edition These are the droids your looking for…   Introduction As the weeks keep racing by to the launch of multiple consumer robots we know at least one of them will use Node.js as its development language. With that news it is good to see Microsoft offering…

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Will robotics and home automation help you stay independent as you age

Like many of you reading this story, each and every year I think finally there will be a technology shift or a new product launch and the world will go crazy for robots. Suddenly our lives will be filled with home automation, intelligent devices and robots trundling around our homes performing many useful tasks and…

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Will you be ready for the robotic traffic jam in your future home?

The last time I checked my home did not have any traffic lights in it and yet I might need to install some to cope with a future where there will be multiple robots running around and potentially colliding. You see, way in the future we may have a home based robot that can handle…

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Presenting Microsoft’s new Robotics Reference platform (EDDIE) at Maker Faire New York (Sept 17/18)

Over the last few years Microsoft has developed a Robotics platform that could target a number of robots starting with everything from hobbyist grade robots up to industrial robots. A common question with our platform has always been can my robotic solution run directly on the robot? In the case of hobbyist  / enthusiast grade…

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Introducing Kinect services for Microsoft Robotics RDS 2008 R3

Trevor Taylor, Program Manager in the Microsoft Robotics team walks us through the features of the latest Kinect Services for RDS toolkit. Demonstrating support for the Kinect camera via Kinect for Windows SDK. Also be sure to check out this blog post for an update on all things Microsoft Robotics by Stathis Papaefstathiou, General Manager,…

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New Video – Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, Cars and Home Automation with Stacy Harris and John Mullinax

Video Link – https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/jodonnell/Microsoft-Robotics-Developer-Studio-Cars-and-Home-Automation-with-Stacy-Harris-and-John-Mullinax Robotic technologies can be applied to many aspects of our lives including some that may not seem as obvious. We have all seen scifi movies where there are many robots running around assisting in our daily lives of the future. However what about now? In this video Stacy Harris and John…

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Coordination and Concurrency Runtime (CCR) at Myspace

CCR, part of the Microsoft Robotics Studio is being used for a none robotics application at MySpace. Check out the video here Details  MySpace has done some pretty amazing things with the Robotic Developer Studio.  When they found out it contained a very powerful component, the Coordination and Concurrency Runtime (CCR), the architects built it into…

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