Two of the key components of Microsoft Robotics are:
- Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR)
- Decentralized Software Services (DSS)
What you may not realize though is that these technologies have applications that go far beyond robotics.
- Read more about these technologies here - http://www.microsoft.com/ccrdss/
- Read case studies that show how this technology can be used in business here - http://www.microsoft.com/ccrdss/#CaseStudies
These technologies are also discussed in this Microsoft Robotics book
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