Call for Robotics Projects!

Hi all, My name is Loke, I’m the Sr. Product Manager here at the Robotics team in Microsoft. We are currently in the process of redesigning our website and one of the new areas we’re thinking of creating is a Showcase section where we’ll highlight some of the cool projects that our community is working…


Microsoft Robotics team will be at the Seattle Mini-Maker Faire!

The Seattle Mini-Maker faire will be at the Seattle Center on June 2nd and 3rd over the weekend. If you’re in town during that time, please drop by to see really cool projects made by hobbyists in the community. Our team will be there en-force to show off Robotics related technologies, such as Robotics Developer…


Announcing the Winners of the Microsoft Robotics @ Home Competition

The wait is finally over! We announced the winners of the Robotics @ Home competition at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 which was held on the weekend. The event was a huge success with over 100,000 people in attendance. All three winners spent two days with us in the Microsoft Robotics booth at Maker Faire,…

Robotics @ Home Competition Update

The Robotics @ Home competition officially closed on April 30th and we now have the final submissions! Congratulations to the finalists who successfully completed the project. We are planning to unveil the results of the competition and announce the winners at the Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday May 19th at 10:00 AM.   If…

Behind the Scenes: Motion Tracking Robot Controller at Maker Faire 2011

On November 15th Elliott posted a blog on the The Motion Tracking Robot Controller.  I was fortunate enough to work on this project and host an interactive demo of it at Maker Faire 2011 in New York this last Fall.  You can see what the installation looked like in the second half of this video:…


Announcing Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta 2

A new release of Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta 2 is now available that is an update to the Beta released in September at Maker Faire in New York. This new Beta 2 version includes the following: Support for the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2 DSS Log Analyzer Structured Logging Improved Obstacle Avoidance Service…


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 :   


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….