Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta 2 is now available enables hobbyists and professional or non-professional developers to create robotics applications targeting a wide range of scenarios.
"This release is an update that has the functionality of the previous Standard Edition with the addition of support for the Kinect sensor and a defined Reference Platform," said Microsoft.
This version of RDS requires Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010 (C# Express or higher), and includes the following; Note:
- Support for the Kinect for Windows SDK Beta 2
- DSS Log Analyzer
- Structured Logging
- Improved Obstacle Avoidance Service with a Visualization UI
- CCR for Silverlight 4.0, including new Extension Methods
- Additional documentation
"In addition to providing support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta provides a Visual Programming Language (VPL) which allows developers to create applications simply by dragging and dropping components onto a canvas and wiring them together," the Redmond company said.
"The powerful Visual Simulation Environment (VSE) provides a high-fidelity simulation environment powered by NVIDIA PhysX engine for running game-quality 3D simulations with real-world physics interactions."
You can download Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta 2 through Microsoft Download Center.