robuRide-28, a fully autonomous GPS based passenger vehicle  

 The video posting below captures a run of the robuRIDE-28 a passenger car developed by Robosoft.   The car, later renamed as VolvanBUL, is designed to carry 28 passengers, 12 km/h and will be deployed in Vulcania, a French theme park in April.    robuRIDE-28/VolvanBUL is fully autonomous vehicle controlled via robuBox-CTS, developed over the Microsoft Robotics…

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Situational Awareness Vision System

  At the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference held earlier this month, Braintech demonstrated the power of its MSRS-based VOLTS-IQ software development kit for concurrently performing high-performance visual awareness across several cameras.  The SDK adds sophisticated vision capabilities to Microsoft Robotics Studio in the form of high-level and precise services that implement advanced vision algorithms.  In…

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Automation of machines via robuBOX.

At the Pierre-Gilles de Gennesʼs scientific exhibition opening,  ROBOSOFT, a Microsoft Robotics Studio Partner, demonstrated the use of robotized machines that were powered by its robuBOX™, the generic robotic middleware based on Microsoft® Robotics Studio.   Further information could be found here.   Thanks Joseph Fernando

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Recorded talk : Microsoft Robotics Studio — An Introduction

If you are interested in an introduction to Microsoft Robotics Studio you can find Vlad’s talk here.  With this talk you will learn: ·         How to get started with Microsoft Robotics Studio ·         How to easily create services for a wide variety of robot hardware using the Visual Programming Language   ·         How MSRS makes…

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RobotTurK: Disaster Emergency Video system

In 1999 northwestern Turkey was struck by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake which resulted in the deaths of over 45,000  people and leaving millions homeless.  The disaster was compounded by a five-day communication breakdown among the local authorities making it difficult to assess ground conditions and to coordinate relief efforts.   Motivated to assist these types of…

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Use of VOTLS-IQ SDK with Lego Mindstorm NXT

As indicated in one of my prior blog posts Braintech’s VOLTS-IQ SDK provides high-performance vision functionally  as MSRS services.  One of the new additions to the VOLTS-IQ SDK is a multi-view object detector, Vi_MultiViewObjectDetector, which enables one to train a robot (with vision) to recognize a variety of objects from arbitrary viewpoints.  In this video, Braintech…

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

Featuring more than 2,700 companies that showcased their latest innovations, the Consumer Electronics Show, wrapped up its four day event last Thursday.  Tucked away in the Microsoft Pavilion, but drawing large crowds was the Microsoft Robotics studio booth, where we demoed several consumer robots including Yujin’s iRobiQ and Mostitech’s Mir.   At the show, Microrobot announced its…

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Home-centric robot to assist people

Robosoft, has now developed and demonstrated a home centric service robot to assist people.  The prototype robot was based on ‘robuLab10’ – mobile platform and ‘robuBox’ – robotic middleware based on Microsoft Robotics Studio.   The prototype was demonstrated at Microsoft®’s Innovation Day at Brussels.   More information on the prototype and demonstrations can be found here:…

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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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