Microsoft Ventures Into Robotics With Microsoft Robotics StudioBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Microsoft Robotics Studio aims to create common technological underpinnings for relatively fragmented robotics industry. It is intended for use with a wide range of robots, from those in factories to the growing number of consumer oriented robots. In short BASIC for Robotics.
Microsoft Robotics Studio system, as usual, will run only on Windows. However it can be used to create robots using non-windows system.
It will have the ability to create three-dimensional computer models of robots, using real-world physics, letting developers see how the programs they make will work, before building the robot itself.
Microsoft hasn’t decided on pricing for the final version, but it is expected to be a “nominal fee” for commercial use and free for academic research and educational use.
via Tech World News