With the launch of the new R3 version of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio I sat down to talk about the product with Trevor Taylor, Program Manager with the Microsoft Robotics product group.
Microsoft Robotics combines a number of components to make up a robotics system including Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR), Decentralized Software Services (DSS), Visual Programming Language (VPL) and a Visual Simulation Environment (VSE).
If your robotic interests go beyond creating hobbyist robots and onto .NET based robotics then spend a few moments to get an update from Trevor and also learn how a group of students from the University Of Michigan worked with Ford and Microsoft Robotics to add a custom application platform to the car and build the next generation of in car applications.
You can find additional code samples at http://mrdssamples.codeplex.com/
Finally did I mention that Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio is now free? - you can download it here
Enjoy the show!