Love Robots? and so does Microsoft, Yes! Microsoft has announced an experimental release of Microsoft Robot OS (ROS1) for Windows 10 and will finally come to it soon.
This also brings features like Machine Learning (ML), computer vision, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud services and other Microsoft technologies to home, education, commercial and industrial robots.
The announcement comes as part of the “ROSCon 2018” that is being in Madrid, Spain where Microsoft is demonstrating a “ROBOTIS Turtlebot 3” robot that recognises and steers towards the person closest to it and runs on the “Windows 10 IoT Enterprise” solution.
The tech giant has also joined the ROS Industrial Consortium – an open source project that extends the advanced capabilities of the ROS software to manufacturing.
This extends and improves the productivity and return on investment of industrial robots.
Windows has been a trusted partner of robotic and industrial systems for decades and we’re looking forward to bringing the intelligent edge to robotics by bringing more advanced features.
With the advancements of robots, Microsoft plans to experiment into advanced development tools. Microsoft is also showcasing a ROS simulation environment running in Azure.
It also demonstrates a swarm of robots running in a virtual world connected to an orchestration system.
Which can then be controlled via Azure IoT Hub.
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Source – Windows Blog