Using QR codes to streamline robot navigation
Avg Rating: 0Today's Hardware Friday post is a different idea of how robot navigation can be made much simpler and easier using QR codes... Robot Navigation Made Easy With QR CodesGetting a robot to know where it is and navigate to new locations is a tough problem that needs Bayesian particle filters,…
Microsoft @ Maker Faire 2013 NYC
Avg Rating: 0Microsoft had a huge presence this year at Maker Faire 2013 in NYC! People visiting the Microsoft Maker Faire tent got to get hands-on with a wide range of cool tech like Project Spark, an animatronics workshop, the Coding 4 Fun Boxing Bots, and more. Makers got to see and experience technology that…
Cubelets = Robot Construction Kit - Learning Robotics construction one cube at a time...
Avg Rating: 5(1)Today's Hardware Friday post comes to use via Friend of C9 (I guess this is a Friend of... week, isn't it?), Rob Miles. It's also another of those non-Microsoft related projects, but it does look really cool and fun, it's different and it's also something that can be used to to introduce young and…
Humanoid Robot Torso A1 made more human with help from the Kinect
Avg Rating: 4(2)Today's project is an cool inspirational example of how the Kinect and Kinect for Windows SDK can be used as part of a robot to provide some human like behavior, like following you with its "eyes" as you move about the room... Humanoid robot torso A1[Machine Translated] A larger project in…
Introducing Kinect services for Microsoft Robotics RDS 2008 R3
Avg Rating: 0Trevor Taylor, Program Manager in the Microsoft Robotics team walks us through the features of the latest Kinect Services for RDS toolkit. Demonstrating support for the Kinect camera via Kinect for Windows SDK. Also be sure to check out this blog post for an update on all things Microsoft Robotics…
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, Cars and Home Automation with Stacy Harris and John Mullinax
Avg Rating: 4(1)Robotic technologies can be applied to many aspects of our lives including some that may not seem as obvious. We have all seen scifi movies where there are many robots running around assisting in our daily lives of the future. However what about now? In this video Stacy Harris and John Mullinax…
TWC9: WP7 RTMs, Future of Silverlight, Excel Importer, Robot Gun Turrets
Avg Rating: 0This week on Channel 9, Dan and Brian discuss the week's top developer news, including: Windows Phone Blog - Terry Myerson - Windows Phone 7 RTM'd Dave Anson - LayoutTransformer assembly enables WPF-style layout transformations in WP7 Indy from Oz - Windows Phone 7 Listbox pagination with…
Surface Driven Robot
Avg Rating: 5(1)The Microsoft Surface Blog is linking to a Doctoral Thesis Defense that will be streaming live at 1PM eastern today (in 9 minutes) that will preview a system to directly control robots via a Microsoft Surface Computer. For more details see the Surface Blog, or watch the live stream here.
Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio update with Trevor Taylor
Avg Rating: 0With the launch of the new R3 version of Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio I sat down to talk about the product with Trevor Taylor, Program Manager with the Microsoft Robotics product group. Microsoft Robotics combines a number of components to make up a robotics system including…
Coding4Fun Cannon – Coding for Windows Phone 7
Avg Rating: 0In this multipart article series, we’ll cover: Project overview Developing the phone application Building the robot Creating the phone user experience Session WPH 314 – Coding4Fun: Learning Windows Phone 7 Development by creating a robotic t-shirt cannon!