Robots are cool and interesting, whether it’s the cute Sony Aibo, educational robots based on Lego NXT or industrial robots like the Kuka Robocoaster – with the introduction of Microsoft Robotics Studio you now have the ability to quickly and easily develop code that can control robots either in a simulation environment (with a full physics engine!) or real robots (such as the Lego NXT).
But how to get started ? – Easy, there are a number of video tutorials now posted to the Microsoft Robotics site – here’s a list of the tutorials (there are also a series of tutorials that ship with Robotics Studio).
- Architecture Overview
- Visual Programming Language (VPL) 1
- Visual Programming Language (VPL) 2
- Microsoft Robotics Studio- Simulation
- Microsoft Robotics Studio- Robotics Tutorials
- Microsoft Robotics Studio- Services Tutorials
- Microsoft Robotics Studio- Controlling Simulated Robots Using VB.NET
- Microsoft Robotics Studio- Controlling Simulated Robots Using Iron Python
If you have any questions about developing using Microsoft Robotics Studio there are some MSDN Robotics newsgroups setup for you to ask questions.