Joined: 11 Oct 2004 Posts: 1791 Location: London, UK
Posted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:21 am Post subject: Microsoft Robotics Studio - KHR-1 Support!!
This is a new SDK product line that MS may be launching in the future. It is a technology preview at the moment but quite comprehensive.
They provide an integrated distributed system that is able to describe any arbitrary robot actuators and sensors representing them as states that can be manipulated programatically. They have tested their model on many different types of robots including KHR-1.
Jundging by the video interview it looks like 8 or so engineers from 8 different cultures are working on this project.
- Robot control and sensor/actuator abstration
- Jscript integration
- Robot Simulation using Ageia's physics SDK
You need the free C# or .NET express development studio to use the SDK.
The video is 1 hour long but worth every minute.
By dedicating this group of engineers to doing a non-profit activity of building a programatic foundation, Micro$oft has accelerated robot development horizons by a few years and infact not only mobile robots but also home automation.
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