CyberTech Rambler

June 21, 2006

Microsoft-powered Robots

Filed under: Uncategorized — ctrambler @ 12:53 pm

Microsoft is creating "Robotics Studio", a application framework for developing robotic application.

The existance of such a application can be good for the robotic community. It is a "middleware" application between robot vendors and end users.  It frees end users from rewriting "plumbing" code for the robots, while robot vendors can use the API as a guide on what programming capabilities that is needed for their robots. Such an application creates abstraction in programming, abstraction means it is easier to move from one vendor to another, or to make one's product available to more customers. In effect, increases market efficiency and, oh no, commoditization of robotics-related application.

Cannot help but to stick a joke in about Blue-Screen-of-Death here. Lets just hope that BSoD do not finally achieve its ultimate unsavoury goal: kill a living thing!

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