Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio is a .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. This platform is accessible to a wide array of users, ranging from professional and non-professional developers to hobbyists.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio enables hobbyists and professional or non-professional developers to create robotics applications targeting a wide range of scenarios.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio can support a broad set of robotics platforms by either running directly on the platform (if it has an embedded PC running Windows) or controlling the robot from a Windows PC through a communication channel such as Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
The powerful Visual Simulation Environment (VSE) provides a high-fidelity simulation environment powered by NVIDIA PhysX engine for running game-quality 3D simulations with real-world physics interactions.
To help developers getting started, Robotics Developer Studio contains extensive Documentation and a large set of samples and tutorials that illustrate how to write applications ranging from simple "Hello Robot" to complex applications that simultaneously run on multiple robots.
· Visual Studio
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This release is an update that has the functionality of the previous RDS 2008 R3 Standard Edition with the addition of support for the Kinect sensor and a defined Reference Platform, also referred to as MARK (Mobile Autonomous Robot using Kinect).
· In addition to providing support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio provides a Visual Programming Language (VPL) which allows developers to create applications simply by dragging and dropping components onto a canvas and wiring them together.