Today, December 12th Microsoft Robotics Studio is released free of charge for non-commercial use ($399 for commercial use).

Tandy Trower GM of Robotics Studio discusses Robotics Studio on the San Francisco Chronicle Podcast (12:06min).

You are probably wondering how Robotics Studio relates to Windows Embedded ? - This release of Robotics Studio supports two levels of devices, first class devices that run the Robotics Studio generated code directly on the device, this includes Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded based devices - the second level of device is the remotely controlled devices - this includes devices that could be running Windows CE, .NET MicroFramework, Lego NXT and a range of other devices - more information on supported devices can be found on the Robotics Studio web site.

- Mike