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  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 Released.

    Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R2 is now released. More information, and download available here - Mike
  • Blog Post: Slides from ESC Boston now available online.

    Olivier Bloch has just posted all of the session slides from ESC Boston online – here’s the blog post and session listing . Here are the two sessions I presented: Develop the next generation of Windows Embedded CE applications using Visual Studio and .Net or native code This demo heavy breakout session...
  • Blog Post: Maker Faire: .NET Micro Framework and Microsoft Robotics Studio win "Editors Choice" awards!

    Just found this over on the .NET Micro Framework blog - the .NET Micro Framework and Microsoft Robotics Studio have won "Editors Choice" awards at Maker Faire Very cool! - Mike
  • Blog Post: Coding4Fun: Home Automation with Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008

    From MSDN Coding4Fun - Typically we think of robots as machines from science fiction or as industrial robots such as those that build and paint cars. In the world of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, anything that has sensors and/or actuators can be considered a robot. In this article, we look at...
  • Blog Post: CoroWare Webinar: Introduction to Robotics Simulation with Microsoft Robotics Studio (June 4th)

    Sara Morgan, author of Programming Microsoft Robotics Studio, will introduce concepts that are relevant to running robotic simulations, and help you understand the tools and technologies that are available with Microsoft Robotics Studio. Sara will provide an overview of Microsoft Robotics Studio and...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Channel 9: Robotics Developer Studio Update.

    Tandy Trower, GM of the Microsoft Robotics team provides an update on what's new in the Robotics Developer Studio CTP ( Channel 9 video ). There are a number of interesting updates, including the distributed services node editor - this gives you the ability to create your CCR/DSS based application, built...
  • Blog Post: RoboChamps competition is open for business!

    Today the RoboChamps web site goes live - RoboChamps is an extremely interesting competition, you, the developer, get to play with Visual Studio (Express or above), Robotics Developer Studio 2008, and some amazing simulation environments (Maze solving, Mars Rover, RoboChamps City, Rescue Environment...
  • Blog Post: Seattle Robotics Society meeting - Robotics Studio, R2D2, and Odd car.

    On Saturday I attended the Seattle Robotics Society meeting - this months meeting had Joseph Fernando (photo below), an Architect in the Robotics Studio team giving an overview of Microsoft Robotics Studio , and the CCR/DSS programming model. Other items of interest at the meeting were... Parked just...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio @ Seattle Robotics Society (Nov 17th)

    If you are in the Seattle area on November 17th and are interested in finding out more about Microsoft Robotics Studio then you are in luck! - Joseph Fernando (Program Manager, Microsoft Robotics team) will be presenting a session on Robotics Studio. More information, and directions can be found on the...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Screencast: Using Microsoft Robotics Studio with Windows Mobile.

    Olivier Bloch , an Embedded Developer Evangelist based in France recently delivered a session at TechEd Europe on using Microsoft Robotics Studio to build a service that runs on a Windows Mobile phone that remotely controls a robot (connected over Bluetooth). Here's a link to the Channel 9 video and...
  • Blog Post: Here's how Microsoft Robotics Studio is getting used...

    About a week ago we had an interesting presentation at Microsoft Research given by Rod Grupen from the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics , Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) - the lecture was very interesting, and Rod is an excellent speaker - Rod brought some...
  • Blog Post: Surviving LinuxWorld (again!)

    It's interesting to see that when Linux developers hear the word "Microsoft" they immediately think "Crash!" (for some totally unknown reason) - so, given that LinuxWorld was running this week in Sunny old SFO it seemed appropriate for some of the Microsoft Embedded team to "Crash" LinuxWorld. This is...
  • Blog Post: Channel 9 Video: Microsoft Robotics Studio, Distributed and RESTful programming.

    Join Henrik Frystyk Nielsen from the Microsoft Robotics Studio team for a look at distributed and RESTful programming on MSDN Channel 9 The CCR/DSS programming model is based around the concept of late-bound, loosely coupled services communicating using the REST based programming model, which is probably...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 Released (July 9th).

    Robotics Studio 1.5 is now available for download - there are a number of improvements in the new release, including support for CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile (these were also available in the Community Tech Preview released before this years MEDC event), updated documentation, new samples, enhancements...
  • Blog Post: Channel9: Robotics Tour: CCR, VPL, Simulation.

    The Channel9 guys recently dropped into the Microsoft Robotics Studio team to take a look at CCR, DSS, VPL and other three letter things - take a look at the video here . - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC Australia - Done, next stop Christchurch.

    MEDC Australia is now done, I had a great time in Sydney, it's been a tough schedule, arriving from Seattle the day before rehearsals, then the event, and customer meetings today . There were four sessions on the Windows Embedded track, these were: Windows XP Embedded SP2 Feature Pack 2007 (presented...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Competition - Interview with Joseph Fernando.

    As soon as the Sumo Robotics competition finished I managed to grab an interview with Joseph Fernando, an Architect on the Microsoft Robotics Studio team to talk about the competition and Robotics Studio. - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Robotics competition - Competitor Interviews.

    At the end of each round of the Sumo Robotics Competition we managed to grab an interview with the competitor that had been knocked out of the competition . Here's part one of the interviews. and part two... It's interesting to see that everyone that took part is interested in working with Robotics Studio...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Competition (Photos).

    Here's a set of photos from this years MEDC Sumo Robotics competition - thanks to Vetala Hawkins (the official event photographer for taking some amazing shots from the event). The first photo really captures the excitement of watching vacuum cleaners fight! As usual, the Sumo competition really is the...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Robotics Studio Final.

    Here's the MEDC Sumo Robotics Final - the announcer for the competition was Michael Buffer ! (listen out for the famous "Let's get ready to rumble" just before the final round begins. I interviewed all of the people taking part in the competition, the consistent message from all of the contestants was...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Highlights of the Sumo Robotics Competition.

    Here's a video montage of last nights Sumo Robotics Competition... More videos on the way... Congratulations to Brian Warren on winning the competition! - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Microsoft Robotics Studio.

    Joseph Fernando is one of the Architects working on Microsoft Robotics Studio, we've just released a Community Tech Preview of Robotics Studio 1.5 which now supports CE 6.0 and Windows Mobile. Here's David Lee from the Robotics Studio team talking about the Simulation environment. Paul Roberts from the...
  • Blog Post: What's needed to run Microsoft Robotics Studio code on CE 6.0?

    Since we're running the ever popular MEDC Sumo Robotics competition this year on CE 6.0 based hardware and using Microsoft Robotics Studio to build the application to run on top of the operating system you might be wondering what's needed for you to write your own CE 6.0 Robotics code ? You need Visual...
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007: Sumo Competition Update.

    Wanted to give you an update on the Sumo Competition at MEDC 2007 - The hardware 'porting lab' will start at 8:00pm on the preconference day. If you are at the conference center before 8pm then you can still take part in the competition - sound ok ? - Mike
  • Blog Post: MEDC 2007 Las Vegas: Sumo Robotics Competition - What you need to know...

    This years MEDC Sumo Robotics competition is going to be based around Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 - the hardware is going to be based on the iRobot Create chasis and uses an ICOP eBox 2300 running Windows Embedded CE 6.0 as the embedded component of the robot. You can get started developing and testing...
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