Microsoft has clearly come a long way on the robotics front, and proved the point by demonstrating a functional robot at the TechEd 2008 Developers conference that was developed using the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio. The robot was dubbed the BallmerBot, and made its appearance during the Bill Gates keynote. This Hobbit-sized device sported an [...]
According to a hot-off-the-press article by Todd Bishop over at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Microsoft will be launching Microsoft Robotics Studio today. Microsoft has been hard at work on developing software for robotics applications for at least the last few years — we’ve posted about their efforts here and here — and this seems to be [...]
As a follow-up to a recent post concerning Microsoft’s activity in the educational robotics arena, we’ve learned (by way of Windowsfordevices.com) that Microsoft has added some Mindstorms related content to the “Coding4Fun” section of the MSDN developer website. The resources include an introduction to programming Mindstorms with Visual Studio Express (by Sharplogic Software), while another [...]
Over the past few years, Microsoft has shown an increasing interest in using personal robotics to drive awareness of computer programming among high school and college students. Microsoft’s Dr. Stewart Tansley gave a presentation here at the Maker Faire yesterday that detailed Microsoft’s efforts towards using personal and educational robotics to drive that interest among students. Tansley’s [...]
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