Category Archives: Robotics

Microsoft Announces Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3

Last week, Microsoft released a slightly improved version of Robotics Developer Studio that supports Visual Studio 2010, and adds the functionality of the old Standard Edition of Robotics Developer Studio into one free, integrated package. More details are available at … Continue reading

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iRobot Roomba 500 Series Robots

iRobot has a released a new series of their Roomba vacuuming robot, the Roomba 560 and 530. C/Net has a video review of the 560 here. They have photos of both units here.  Endgadget has more coverage here and here.  I have had … Continue reading

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Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5

Microsoft has released Robotics Studio 1.5. They have been pretty busy since version 1.0 came out in December 2006. You can download it here.

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Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 April CTP

Tandy Trower, General Manager of the Microsoft Robotics Group posted a letter introducing the April 2007 CTP of Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5. You can get it from the links below: Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 (CTP April 2007) Download Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.5 … Continue reading

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Robot Love

The Microsoft Robotics Studio Blog has a new post with a list of eight on-demand video tutorials on how to use the free Microsoft Robotics Studio.  This is a great way to get into robotics programming on a semi-serious level. … Continue reading

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iRobot Create Service for Microsoft Robotics Studio 1.0

The Microsoft Robotics Studio Blog has a post about a web service that can be used to control the new iRobot Create robot or a regular Roomba robot using Bluetooth. It includes C# source code. I have an older Roomba Discovery … Continue reading

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New Rooma Create Robot

The makers of the Roomba (iRobot), have announced the new Create robot, aimed at hobbiests for $129.99. They also sell a selection of accessories, such as a command module (the green thing in the picture below), for $59.99.  It sounds … Continue reading

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