Microsoft Robotics Studio

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Template:Infobox Software The Microsoft Robotics Studio is a Windows-based environment for robot control and simulation.

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Features

End-to-end robotics development platform
A visual programming tool, Microsoft Visual Programming Language, for creating and debugging robot applications. Developer can interact with robots through web-based or windows-based interfaces.

3-D Simulation
Realistic simulation is provided by PhysX engine from AGEIA. Software emulation or hardware acceleration is possible.

Lightweight services-oriented runtime
Developer can easily access robot's sensors and actuators, provided by .NET-based concurrency library implementation. Communication is message-based allowing communication between modules.

Scalable, extensible platform
Whole application is robot-multi-platform. Various languages are allowed - Microsoft Visual Studio Express languages (Visual C#® and Visual Basic® .NET), JScript® and Microsoft IronPython 1.0 Beta 1, and third-party languages that conform to its services-based architecture.

Runtime components
MSRS also includes CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime) and DSS (Decentralized Software Services).

Add-ons

Free robotics suites

Player Project is an free software Robotics suite, similar to Microsoft Robotics Studio.

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