Request For Proposals: Human-Robot Interaction 2007-2008: “Robots Among Us”

If you are an academic or non-profit robotics researcher, then you may be interested in the following news announced last week.   Our colleagues in Microsoft Research (External Research & Programs department) launched a new worldwide robotics research Request For Proposals (RFP) for such researchers.  For full details, guidelines, eligibility and submission instructions, please visit: http://research.microsoft.com/ur/us/fundingopps/rfps/HRI_RFP.aspx…

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Performance considerations when using enumerable types

We’ve observed a high CPU utilization when using enumerable datatypes with binary serialization/intranode interaction. Performance degradation is most noticeable when a List (or Array) contains many items and/or the frequency of use is very high. The root cause for this is in the conversion of each item in the list to XML prior to binary…

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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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