Get the latest info about RDS at Maker Faire New York

If you are in New York on the weekend of  the 17th and 18th of September, come along to Maker Faire and chat with members of the Robotics Team who will be showing off a pre-release of the next version of Robotics Developer Studio. Microsoft Research will also be presenting the Kinect for Windows SDK and the .NET…


CCR Tips and Tricks

One of the Robotics Team developers, Emil Gustafsson, has turned his own learning experiences with the Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR) into a series of blog posts. His set of Tips and Tricks explains in detail how various aspects of CCR work. As well as additional useful documentation, the posts are sprinkled with code snippets. Visit the…

New book about RDS using VPL and LEGO NXT

A new book titled Robot Development Using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio has been released by CRC Press. (It is available from many booksellers including Amazon). This book provides a step-by-step introduction to using the Visual Programming Language (VPL) with a LEGO NXT robot. It was written by academic staff at the National Taiwan University, where it…


Microsoft Surface + Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio = DREAM!

Watch how the Lowell Team from the University of Massachusetts use Surface and RDS to build a very natural user interface for controlling robots for search and rescue. Read Stewart’s blog post here for more detail :