Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio - Tools

Tools

The tools that allow to develop an MRDS application contain a graphical environment (Microsoft Visual Programming Language : VPL) command line tools allow you to deal with Visual Studio projects (VS Express version is enough) in C#, and 3D simulation tools.

  • Visual Programming Language is a graphical development environment that uses a service and activity catalog.
    • They can interact graphically, a service or an activity is represented by a block that has inputs and outputs that just need to be dragged from the catalog to the diagram.
    • Linking can be done with the mouse, it allows you to define if signals are simultaneous or not, permits you to perform operations on transmitted values...
    • VPL also allows you to generate the code of new "macro" services from diagrams created by users.
    • It is possible in VPL to easily customize services for different hardware elements.
  • RDS 3D simulation environment allows you to simulate the behavior of robots in a virtual world using NVIDIA PhysX technology (3D engine originally written by Ageia) that includes advanced physics.
  • There are several simulation environments in RDS. These environments were developed by SimplySim
    • Apartment
    • Factory
    • Modern House
    • Outdoor
    • Urban
  • Many examples and tutorials are available for the different tools, which permits a fast understanding of MRDS. Several applications have been added to the suite, such as Maze Simulator, or Soccer Simulation which is developed by Microsoft.
  • The Kinect sensor can be used on a robot in the RDS environment. RDS also includes a simulated Kinect sensor. The Kinect Services for RDS are licensed for both commercial and non-commercial use. They depend on the Kinect for Windows SDK.

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