Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4.0.261.0

An intuitive and full-featured environment that comes in handy for developers who need to create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware
Especially intended for both professional programmers and novice users, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (also referred to as Microsoft RDS or MRDS) is a comprehensive and full-featured solution, that comes with support for .NET Framework 4.0, XNA 4.0 and Silverlight 4.0 in order to build complex robotics applications in no time.

Designed as a .NET-based programming environment, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio targets a wide range of scenarios that can support various platforms by either running directly on the platform, or simply controlling the designed robot through a communication channel, here referring to Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Since it is based on CCR, a .NET-based concurrent library, you are able to easily manage and organize asynchronous parallel tasks. This way, you can design and develop programs in order to handle input from different robotics sensors effortlessly.

The VPL component, that states for Visual Programming Language, helps developers to create applications in an intuitive manner by simply dragging and dropping the required components onto a predefined canvas.

In this manner, you are able to customize services for different hardware elements, make all the components to interact graphically, as well as simulate the behavior of robots using the NVIDIA PhysX technology - which is a powerful engine optimized for hardware acceleration by parallel processors.

Because of the scalable platform and of the included components such as CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime), DSS (Decentralized Software Services), VPL and VSE (Visual Simulation Environment), developers can transfer their skills across multiple platforms, thus developing applications on single or multi-core processors.

Thanks to the extensive documentation that Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio provides you with, you are able to learn the basic scripts in order to write applications ranging from simple programs to complex ones.

To conclude, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio is a complete solution that supports both remotely connected and robot-based scenarios and helps you to develop applications using different programming languages.

Reviewed by on February 3rd, 2014


last updated on:
March 11th, 2012, 18:47 GMT
file size:
290 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Microsoft
license type:
Freeware
operating system(s):
Windows 7 / 7 64 bit
category:
C: \ Programming \ Other Programming Files

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What's New in This Release:
  • 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.
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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio is a .NET-based programming environment for building robotics applications. T...

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