Microsoft Robotics Blog

Call for Robotics Projects!

Hi all, My name is Loke, I’m the Sr. Product Manager here at the Robotics team in Microsoft....

Author: Loke Uei Date: 06/29/2012

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...

Author: Loke Uei Date: 05/29/2012

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...

Author: Habib Heydarian [MSFT] Date: 05/22/2012

Robotics @ Home Competition Update

The Robotics @ Home competition officially closed on April 30th and we now have the final...

Author: Habib Heydarian [MSFT] Date: 05/15/2012

Welcome to Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4

Today, we’re delighted to announce the general availability of Microsoft Robotics Developer...

Author: Habib Heydarian [MSFT] Date: 03/08/2012

Pet Companion Robot using RDS

Building a Pet Companion When my wife and I both worked fulltime, we had to leave our dog Darwin...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 02/10/2012

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...

Author: Gershon Parent Date: 12/08/2011

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...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 12/07/2011

What is a Household Robot?

    When presented with that question, most people don’t ask for clarification. They...

Author: Greg Shirakyan Date: 12/01/2011

Kinect for Robotics

The Kinect sensor is one of the best devices, for its price, to become available for robotics in the...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 11/29/2011

The Motion Tracking Robot Controller

The romote control has come along way from the first remote patent by Nikola Tesla in 1898 and the...

Author: elliott_lemenager@hotmail.com Date: 11/15/2011

Smile for the camera!

It’s estimated that 3.5 trillion photos have been taken since the first pinhole camera. Even...

Author: elliott_lemenager@hotmail.com Date: 10/27/2011

Updated Samples for Professional MRDS textbook

The samples from the book "Professional Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio" have been updated to...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 10/09/2011

Announcing Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta

In my July blog post, we announced the Kinect Services for Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (RDS)...

Author: Stathis Papaefstathiou Date: 09/17/2011

Get the latest info about RDS at Maker Faire New York

If you are in New York on the weekend of the 17th and 18th of September, come along to Maker Faire...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/27/2011

CCR Tips and Tricks

One of the Robotics Team developers, Emil Gustafsson, has turned his own learning experiences with...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/17/2011

New book about RDS using VPL and LEGO NXT

A new book titled Robot Development Using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio has been released by...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/15/2011

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...

Author: Loke Uei Date: 08/10/2011

Announcing Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3

These are exciting times for Robotics. It is clear that the convergence of technologies and secular...

Author: Stathis Papaefstathiou Date: 07/13/2011

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...

Author: Loke Uei Date: 06/29/2011

Software Engineering course material for Robotics

Microsoft together with their partner, Georgia Tech, developed a comprehensive course for teaching...

Author: Loke Uei Date: 03/18/2011

Using RDS in Cars and for Home Automation

Stacy Harris and John Mullinax were the key people behind the University of Michigan project to use...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 10/13/2010

Microsoft Surface meets Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio at U. Mass Lowell

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Robotics Lab have used a Microsoft Surface as...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/25/2010

Add-ons for the RDS Simulator

The Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) Simulator is a key feature of the package that allows you to get...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/09/2010

Partner News from Studica, Robosoft

This partner update includes news from the RDS partners Studica and Robosoft. Studica News Studica...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 06/29/2010

Microsoft Announces Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3

Taking a look back at the recent past in the robotics industry reflects a period full of promise,...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 05/20/2010

Social Networking Apps for Cars at University of Michigan

As part of a "Cloud Computing in the Commute" class at the University of Michigan, students have...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 04/23/2010

The First US National Robotics Week

This week sees the celebration of the first National Robotics Week in the US. Since the foundation...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 04/12/2010

New tool and tutorials for learning about Robotics Developer Studio

Young Joon Kim in Korea maintains a web site about Robotics Developer Studio called Hello Apps. He...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 02/25/2010

iRobot fosters STEM education through a new web site

In early December iRobot launched a new web site called SPARK - Starter Programs for the Advancement...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 12/21/2009

CCR used at MySpace in a highly parallel environment

A video entitled CCR at MySpace has been released on Channel 9. It describes how the Concurrency and...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 10/07/2009

Learn Page available on Microsoft Robotics web site

The Learn Page on the Microsoft Robotics web site is designed to help you find relevant content from...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 09/08/2009

CoroWare Announcements

CoroWare has opened the source of the ClassPack product line. It is now freely available on...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/26/2009

Introductory Videos on RDS

A series of introductory videos about RDS is being released over the coming weeks. These are...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 07/29/2009

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Released

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Microsoft has announced the availability of the Robotics...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 06/18/2009

RDS 2008 Standard Edition and CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 available on MSDN

Due to customer demand, both Robotics Developer Studio (RDS) 2008 Standard Edition and CCR and DSS...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 04/22/2009

DreamSpark now available to High Schools

Microsoft announced on Thursday 26th March, as part of its Unlimited Potential commitment, an...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 03/27/2009

Collada Update (Jan 2009) for Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 Standard and Academic Editions

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Standard and Academic Editions have the ability to import...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 01/16/2009

SimplySim releases new LEGO NXT Simulation Environment

SimplySim has released an application that allows you to control either a simulated LEGO® NXT Tribot...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 12/31/2008

RoboChamps Korean Competition 2008 (KIA Urban Challenge)

Last month a special event was held in Korea (Oct 8th to Nov 3rd) - It was the RoboChamps Korean KIA...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 11/06/2008

CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 Released

The CCR and DSS Toolkit 2008 has been released and is now available for purchase online. The...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 10/29/2008

RoboChamps shifts into high gear

Microsoft recently announced the launch of the RoboChamps Urban Challenge, sponsored by KIA Motors....

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 10/20/2008

RoboChamps Amazed Challenge Winners and Sumo Challenge

The RoboChamps Amazed Challenge is over and the winners have been announced. However, the Challenge...

Author: Trevor Taylor Date: 08/01/2008

July CTP of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008

The July Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 is now...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 07/19/2008

The MSRS Nao Simulation Competition for Robocup 2008 is now available

The Robocup 2008 Nao Simulation package is now available from Aldebaran Robotics. This package is...

Author: Kylej Date: 05/09/2008

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 CTP April Available

Microsoft announces the first Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Microsoft Robotics Developer...

Author: Henrik F Nielsen Date: 04/09/2008

robuRide-28, a fully autonomous GPS based passenger vehicle  

The video posting below captures a run of the robuRIDE-28 a passenger car developed by Robosoft. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2008

Situational Awareness Vision System

At the Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference held earlier this month, Braintech demonstrated the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/19/2008

Automation of machines via robuBOX.

At the Pierre-Gilles de Gennesʼs scientific exhibition opening, ROBOSOFT, a Microsoft Robotics...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/13/2008

Recorded talk : Microsoft Robotics Studio -- An Introduction

If you are interested in an introduction to Microsoft Robotics Studio you can find Vlad’s talk here....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/29/2008

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