Microsoft Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Pricing & Product Details

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Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Pricing

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€ $ £ ¥ 12345.00

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio Overview

What is Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio?

Don't let the name fool you. Microsoft® Robotics Studio (MSRS) is more than just a way to play with robots. Released almost two years ago by Microsoft Research and virtually ignored by everyday business application developers, MSRS allows you to build service-based applications for a wide range of hardware devices. The toolkit includes a runtime that should be instantly familiar to Windows® Communication Framework (WCF) developers. Additionally, it features a Visual Programming Language (VPL) tool and Visual Simulation Environment (VSE).

MSRS offers a service-oriented runtime, along with the tools needed to design and deploy robotics-based applications. It includes visual authoring tools, tutorials, and documentation designed to jump-start developers new to the world of robotics. Commercial developers must purchase the toolkit for a small fee, but hobbyists and academic researchers are able to download and use it free of charge.

The MSRS runtime is composed of two lower-level runtimes that sit atop the CLR 2.0. These two runtimes are the Decentralized Software Services (DSS) and the Coordination and Concurrency Runtime (CCR). DSS is a lightweight, service-oriented runtime that is based on the Representation State Transfer (REST) principles, which are used to power the Web. CCR is a Microsoft .NET Framework library that supports asynchronous processing. This is extremely important for robotics applications, as data is constantly being sent and received from numerous sensors and actuators.

What are the specifications of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio?

Software type
  • Offline programming
  • Simulation
  • Monitorring
  • Bin picking
  • Palletizing
  • Calibration
  • Developer tools
  • Vision
  • Scheduling
  • Welding