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  • Blog Post: Kinect for life

    Kinect for life This week we had an event showcasing  medical technology innovation in partnership with Kingston University, the University of Surrey, Brunel University and Microsoft. Given the revolutionary advances made possible with Microsoft’s Kinect for Windows, Medical professionals and researchers...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 (RDS)

    There has been tremendous excitement with Microsoft Kinect within the robotics space signalling the potential opportunities that exist in transforming robots to low-cost mainstream consumer devices. RDS 4, with support from the Kinect sensor, aims to make it easier for developers to build applications...
  • Blog Post: Update to Microsoft DreamSpark

    Today we made some exciting changes and improvements to DreamSpark , with the launch of a new site and rebranding of MSDNAA to Microsoft DreamSpark premium. Dreamspark DreamSpark is the first step for educators to make learning more motivating, relevant, and engaging for today’s students by providing...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit

    This week Microsoft released an update to the Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit. This includes updates to labs that we made available at BUILD as well as several new labs. The Training Kit is available in two different offline packages and is also available to browse online at MSDN . You...
  • Blog Post: Think Computer Science 2011

    On the 7 th December 2011,  the DPE Academic team exhibited at the annual Microsoft Research Cambridge Think Computer Science event held this year at The Imperial War Museum, Duxford . Here is a write-up from Geoff Hughes of the days events. A suitably expansive and fun  venue for the focus...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Studio and Kinect

    The Microsoft robotics group have announced the release of the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta. You can download RDS 4 beta at Microsoft.com/robotics . What is exciting about this release is that it has extensive support for the Kinect sensor hardware through the Kinect for Windows SDK. This...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2011 World Wide Finals

    The 2011 Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals took place yesterday from 16:00-19:00 EST (NYC Local Time) 8pm to 11pm GMT you can watch a video recording of the stream here. The “World Festival Awards Ceremony” will be held at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in downtown New...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3

    I am pleased to confirm the release of a add-on to the Kinect SDK for Windows specifically for development in robotics. This is a free software download, officially called the Kinect Services for RDS 2008 R3 and its now available at the Microsoft Research web site . The RDS package allows Robotic Developer...
  • Blog Post: Robots – Using NAO and Microsoft Robotics Studio

    NAO , Aldebaran's humanoid robot for STEM education, is now available for use in education. The 22-inch-tall robot can see, hear, speak, move, walk, dance, play soccer, recognize faces and objects, understand what is said to him, localize sound, and speak seven languages, and is currently being used...
  • Blog Post: .NET Gadgeteer

    Have you heard about .NET Gadgeteer? .Net Gadgeteer is the powerful prototyping, cool hobbyist, unique teaching kit that was developed by the whizzes in Microsoft Research (yes – they like to play too). To learn more, check out a Channel 9 Video or simply watch the video below. What is .NET Gadgeteer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Getting Started, Hobbyist? Academic? Researcher?

    The Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 (Microsoft RDS) is a Windows based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. All previous editions of Microsoft RDS 2008 R2 (Express, Standard and Academic) have...
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