Microsoft unveils Windows for robots

by admin June 20, 2006 at 11:54 am

I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that

Microsoft has unveiled a community technology preview (CTP) of a new Windows-based operating system designed to power robots.

The Microsoft Robotics Studio development platform is designed for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers creating robotic applications for a wide variety of computing platforms.

According to the software giant, today’s improved processors and lower-cost sensors are fueling the development of robotics applications for a broad variety of devices, from household vacuums to unmanned vehicles for search and rescue missions.

Microsoft Robotics Studio is designed to provide a common development platform for robot creators to overcome one of the biggest remaining hurdles: the fragmentation of the robotics industry caused by today’s incompatible platforms.

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