Robot Learning and Behavior Control

Skilligent, an MSRS partner, has announced the release 1.0 of its Skilligent Robot Learning and Behavior Control System for service robots.  The software includes a behavior control and coordination system, task and skill learning functions, computer vision system, a social human-to-robot interface, a database for storing knowledge and other integrated robotic components. The control system…

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Technologies to support autonomous navigation from SRI International

I am pleased to announce that SRI International, a Microsoft Robotics Studio partner, has now released its Karto SDK that is designed to work with Microsoft Robotics Studio.  The Karto SDK provides developers with the ability to easily add autonomous navigation for their robotics applications. Included in this release are the following services:   Mapping:…

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Use of MSRS in manipulation and control …

The Robotics Research Group (RRG) at University of Texas at Austin is dedicated to the advancement of open architecture intelligent machine technology with a primary focus on robotics.   In this lab  Dr. Chetan Kapoor, Director/Chief Scientist and Andrew Spencer have been using Microsoft Robotics Studio to develop and demonstrate a Win XP and Win CE…

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Introduction level webcast – a five-part series on MSRS

Dan Waters, has posted a set of video content for students and enthusiasts looking to learn Microsoft Robotics Studio.  Content ranges from level 100-200; progressively gets more advanced as one works through the tutorials. You can get the tutorials from here   Thanks Joseph Fernando  

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Robotic Vision Solutions: VOLTS-IQ SDK 1.6

Braintech Inc, a Microsoft Robotics Studio partner has now released Version 1.6 of its VOLTS-IQ SDK.  This SDK is designed to work with Microsoft Robotics Studio and provides developers with the ability to easily add visual intelligence to their robotics applications. VOLTS-IQ services provide capabilities to recognize and track objects or distinct patterns. Included in…

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MSDN Seminar on Microsoft Robotic Studio (and XNA)

Our MSDN Developer Evangelist team will be hosting a technology day that includes Microsoft Robotics Studio in its morning session. There will be two talks, the first – An Introduction to MSRS. This talk will provide an overview, the application model and Visual Programming Language.  And the Second talk will peek under the hood at…

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Micro/Meso-scale manipulation

The General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab is an inter-disciplinary research center at the University of Pennsylvania. In this lab Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS) is used to develop a distributed remote micro/meso-scale manipulation system to assembly parts ranging in size from microns to a few millimeters.  The system supports both the real-world experimentation…

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Cybernetic Transport Systems

Europe is well into the development of new transportation systems that are based on small automated vehicles that could be utilized by either people or freight delivery in cities. These “cyber cars” would offer on-demand door-to door service.   Participating in this European effort is Robotsoft, a member of the Microsoft Robotics Studio Partner Program…

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A growing list of Microsoft Robotics Studio Partners

Microsoft Robotics Studio offers a Partner Program, commonly referred to as  MSRSPP that features companies that endorsers and utilizes Microsoft Robotics Studio in their product offerings.  The featured companies fall into the categories of:   Robot Manufacturers:  manufactures and markets robots that support MSRS-based services/applications. Hardware Component Vendors: manufactures and markets hardware devices that support…

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3rd Grand Challenge comes to a closure…

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Urban Challenge is the third in a series of competitions held by this agency to foster the development of autonomous robotic ground vehicle technology.  This weekend the Urban challenge came to a closure when the vehicles of Stanford Racing Team, Tartan Racing, VictorTango , Ben Franklin Racing Team, MIT and…

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