Microsoft Research Releases New SDK Connects Kinect to Robots

A new SDK from Microsoft Research can help you write code to connect Kinect to robots. The Kinect Services for Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) provides sample services that use the Kinect for Windows SDK to allow access to the Depth and RGB data from a Kinect sensor. In addition to a service for a real…

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Robotics Studio is Now Free

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 is now a freely available .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. Whether you’re a hobbyist, academic or commercial customer, or just curious about developing robotics applications, Microsoft RDS 2008 R3 gives you everything you need to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of different hardware. The…

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Robotics Developer Studio Updated

Robotics Developer Studio has been updated and offers DSS Log Analyzer, new simulation sensors, and tutorials. For a list of the new features, please see What’s New. The Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 (Microsoft RDS) is a Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety…

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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Released

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (RDS) was released this week at the RoboDevelopment Conference. It is a Windows-based environment for hobbyist, academic and commercial developers to create robotics applications for a variety of hardware platforms. RDS includes a lightweight REST-style, service-oriented runtime, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as tutorials and sample code…

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Introducing CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008

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…

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Danger, Will Robinson! – What is happening at Microsoft with Robotics?

Growing up it was easy to believe that by now robots would be doing all the tasks around the house that are dull and boring such as cleaning for floors or washing the dishes. While we got some way to this goal with the launch of the iRobot Roomba there is still a long way to…

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