RoboChamps has launched!

I've been on the road in Latin America so am late to make this announcement as I was really busy. But better late than never as they say. Robotics = Services + Orchestration so it could prove really interesting - intellectually at the very least - to those of you who have not considered this area as useful as traditional application development in terms of learning about software design and architecture. It's time to prove yourself wrong.

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Very briefly RoboChamps is:

  • A new simulation-based robotics league
  • New 3-D environments will be released every 1-2 months
  • Based on MRDS 2008
  • Targeted at ALL software developers - professionals, students, academics and hobbyists alike
  • A community site providing links, videos, samples, training and forums
  • Participants can win REAL robots

The Web site is chock full of great learning material and I especially like the tutorial videos, starter kits and the most excellent Chapter 3 on the CCR of Kyle John's upcoming book. I must admit I love all the bling too. :-)

Marc Mercuri has done a really outstanding job with this project - Thanks Marc!