Education and Scholarly Communication
Results and resources from our Robotics initiatives
The cost and complexity of robotics technologies has been problematic for instructors who teach computer science classes in robotics. By working in partnership with academics who specialize in robotics and teaching, Microsoft Research Connections has collaborated with a variety of institutions and researchers to advance state-of-the-art curricula in robotics—combining existing expertise with compelling, practical, and affordable robotics technology.
- Institute for Personal Robots in Education
Resources and robot kits for use in computer science education, in a joint effort with Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr College.
Research Tools and Services
- Microsoft Robotics Developer Center
A Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist, and commercial developers to easily create robotics applications across a wide variety of hardware. Extensive online training materials include more than 30 tutorials, videos, and an active online community for peer technical support. See also:
Microsoft Robotics Studio Introduction on Channel 9
Microsoft Robotics Blog
- Microsoft Robotics Downloads
Software is a free download for research and non-commercial purposes.
- Microsoft Robotics Studio Toolkit
Concurrency and Coordination Runtime and Decentralized Software Services libraries and tools
- Q&A: Robots in the Computer Science Classroom
- Robotics Academic Courseware
Microsoft Academic Resource Center includes extensive courseware for robotics in the classroom
- Experiences Teaching CS1 with Personal Robots, Microsoft Research Latin American Academic Summit, 2008
Events and Opportunities
- Microsoft Research Faculty Summit 2009 in Argentina
Presentation by Keith O’Hara, May 14, 2009