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 : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msr_er/archive/2011/08/08/learn-how-robots-can-help-when-disaster-strikes.aspx   

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Announcing Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3

These are exciting times for Robotics. It is clear that the convergence of technologies and secular trends will make Robotics relevant to our day to day lives. The availability of Kinect and the work that the Robotics community has been doing the last few months is an example of the energy and the potential that…


Lego Hexapod powered by Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio

This is a cool hexapod robot that’s built using the Lego Mindstorm kit with logic written using the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio platform. Gokulnath Murugesan who hails from Chennai India put this together and recorded a video of it in action. Also, in this video, you’ll see him control the robot using an Android Phone….

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Software Engineering course material for Robotics

Microsoft together with their partner, Georgia Tech, developed a comprehensive course for teaching the basics of software engineering as it’s applied to robotics. This course utilizes the Microsoft Robotic Developer Studio R3 for software implementation and examples. This lecture series covers the following : Basic software engineering Software engineering tools Introduction to Microsoft Robotics Developer…

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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Microsoft has announced the availability of the Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2. This new release is an upgrade to the existing 2008 version. It includes the new DSS Log Analyzer tool and enhancements to the Visual Simulation Environment as well as bug fixes and additions to the documentation. You…

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RDS 2008 Standard Edition and CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 available on MSDN

Due to customer demand, both Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) 2008 Standard Edition and CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 Standard Edition are now available to all MSDN Professional and MSDN Premium subscribers, which includes BizSpark customers. This enables customers to acquire a simple, per-user license for all the software they need in their development projects, enhancing…

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