Once more, Microsoft is handing out free tools, and doing cool stuff, and putting the fun back into programming.
This is not a game, it's a full fledged robotics language, and simulator. Ever wanted to show how easy it would be to have robot navigate a maze or program a rescue robot, or a soccor droid? Well now you can. Currently the only one available is the maze navigation (complete with traps), but more will be released over the course of the year.
It looks like you can upload your program, and the winners will have their programs loaded on to real bots that will go head to head at the PDC. The be all, end all winner, gets a robot of their own.
Click here to download the MS Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (CTP April)
Click here to go to the Microsoft Robotics Developer Center
I've really got nothing more than, "This is cool"