On the heels of its Kinect for Windows software development kit (SDK), Microsoft is making available a spinoff of it that works with its robotics development toolkit.
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Microsoft announced last week a new version of its Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) suite. Company officials emphasized the fact Microsoft is making the R3 version of RDS available freely to all -- even though the majority of users already were able to get RDS for free. But the Softies downplayed the future of the CCR and DSS toolkit -- the part of suite that has been of interest to a number of business users.
Over the last five years I've worked on and off with one of Microsoft UK's most genuine Windows commentators. Paul Foster doesn't have a hint of the 'evangelist' about him and our conversations usually stray between emerging Windows functionalities, to what the latest developments are within his home robotics construction lab.
Microsoft's Mr. Robotics, Tandy Trower, has moved into more of an "ambassadorial"/strategic planning role, as of late. But that hasn't stopped him from thinking about what could become the "killer app" in the robotics space.
Our cabal of bloggers from across a variety of pubs and sites is back again live blogging the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) day three keynote.
Software giant takes the wraps off its first commercial operating system for robots, with ambitions of taking a central role in a broader robotics industry.
Company offers toolkit to help developers design intelligent applications for commercial and home-built robots. Microsoft tool envisions evolution of robots
Microsoft has taken the wrappers off its strategy to beat 3Com-US Robotics at its own pocket computer game.
A packed first-day crowd at the Windows NT '96 show in London today testified to the growing importance of the operating system. An overall attendance of 15-20,000 is expected for the event which runs through until Friday and hosts stands from over 80 companies including AST, Compaq, Computer Associates, Digital, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Novell, Oracle, US Robotics and, of course, Microsoft itself.
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