Microsoft makes Robotics Developer Studio available for free

Microsoft has made available its Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 or RDS, free to all.

The previous versions of RDS had multiple releases: one free but with limited features and another a full commercial version which one neede to purchase.

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 from Mictrosoft Robotics, is a .NET based programming environment for building robotics applications.

In addition to providing support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3 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.

It can be used by both professional and non-professional developers as well as hobbyists and you can  download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

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