Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.0) Available

Microsoft Robotics Group has released Microsoft Robotics Studio (1.0) for Web download (see press release). Microsoft Robotics Studio is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. The download installs Microsoft Robotics Studio along with samples and tutorials. Tandy Trower provides this welcome…

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Posting code you wish to share

We are starting to see some nice creative things that the community is buildng around Microsoft Robotics Studio. With our August Community Technical Preview, we revised our End-User License Agreement (EULA) to allow you to modify and redistribute in source or binary format any samples we include in our Samples directory. This is to encourage the…

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Microsoft announces the creation of the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE)

This morning Microsoft Corporation announced the creation of the Institute for Personal Robots in Education (IPRE). The institute is designed to reinvigorate computer science curriculum by delivering robotics technology tailored for teaching purposes, scientifically evaluated for its effectiveness in live teaching situations. The resulting materials will be made available widely to the academic community.  …

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Robobusiness Presentation slides

Over the last week, I’ve had numerous requests for the presentation slides that were used by Microsoft Robotics Group at Robobusiness. Given below are links for both MSRS Announcement and Technical Introduction MSRS Announcement:  http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/9/F/F9FF00E9-ADE5-4E1F-877A-994ADC06C8EA/RoboBusiness 2006 TandyTrower.mht Technical Introduction: http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/9/F/F9FF00E9-ADE5-4E1F-877A-994ADC06C8EA/MSRS A Technical Introduction.mht -Joseph

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A selection of pictures …

The following set of pictures was taken by my colleague Stewart Tansley at the Microsoft Booth – RoboBusiness Conference.  These pictures show a number of our partners working with us at the booth, demonstrating robotic devices that run our software …                            …

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Okay I have installed the bits, what’s next?

I suggest that you start with the tutorials to gain familiarity with the programming concepts and the runtime.  There are three categories of tutorials installed with Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS)   Service Tutorial: Step by step the reader is taken through service creation, modifying service state, persistence, subscriptions, and observing state through a web browser….

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Microsoft Robotics Studio Runtime

A typical robot perceives it’s surrounding through an array sensors and interacts with its environment by orchestrating the reaction across one or many actuators. For a decent operation these activities must be performed simultaneously and possibly across multiple compute units.  Though this may sound simple, concurrent processing of sensory input, making decisions and controlling the…

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Microsoft Announces Robotics Studio

Today at RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2006, Microsoft Corp. showcased the community technology preview (CTP) of a Windows®-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotic applications for a wide variety of computing platforms.      The community technology preview of the Microsoft Robotics Studio is available for download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/robotics. -Joseph Fernando

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Microsoft participates in the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as a gold sponsor.

Microsoft participates in the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition as a gold sponsor. In addition, Microsoft will deliver a conference session outlining its perspective of the robotics market and will host a technical seminar for hobbyist, commercial and academic robotic developers. The RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition will be held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh,…

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