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  • Think Computer Science 2012

    Together with colleagues from Microsoft UK and Microsoft Research I attended the Think Computer Science event today. Think Computer Science is an annual event by Microsoft Research in Cambridge, to inspire local high school students to follow a scientific or engineering education path. Over 600 children...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 12-11-2012
  • First SciTech club meeting

    As the opener for the new high school SciTech club I took along several of my robots: A1DW Eddie Sphero and my DIY Drone’s Quadrocopter All the above robots except for the Quadrocopter are ‘differential drive’ robots. That means they are driven by two motors which can steer the robot ‘like a tank’ or...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 10-08-2012
  • Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio R3 released

    Slipping out at the end of May was the R3 release of Microsoft RDS. I’ve played with RDS since the early days, but my time has been occupied lately with mobile phones. But the most significant change with RDS is that it is now FREE – not more express, standard or academic editions. RDS is now built for...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 07-16-2010
  • Speech controlled robots

    At Maker Faire UK I wanted to have an exhibit anyone could interact with. So I took along my robots and modified one of the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (MRDS) Visual Programming Language (VPL) examples to allow both speech and Xbox controller control of them. Note to product teams: shorter product...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-09-2009
  • Live on campus - European tour

    I'm taking part in the Microsoft Windows Embedded European Tour - doing the Turin and Stockholm gigs later this month :-) I shall be presenting the Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio session and including as many demos as possible. A1-DW is to heavy to travel - so with a bit of luck I'll be...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 05-14-2008
  • Home technology projects

    This week I attended the Architect Insight Conference in the UK. The conference is for leading software architects to share the latest implementation strategies. I was exhibiting my Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio(MSRDS) work accompanied by Lib-b and A1-DW. My goal was to talk about the software...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-30-2008
  • Robotics in the curriculum

    Today I was at the Open University attending a robotics in the curriculum event. The event, organised by Dr Ashley Green (of Walking with robots, RoboCup Jr and Roberta activities), was designed to bring together educators and industry to share ideas and success stories for incorporating robotics within...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 04-01-2008
  • 914 PC Bot Microsoft Robotics Studio services

    Just a shout out to say I've been working on building some services for the White Box Robotics PC Bot 914. This work has been a bit delayed due to various reasons but I'm making good head way now. My plan is simple. Working from the good work of Chris Jones - fellow UK 914 owner - I've built...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-20-2008
  • Robot missile targeting

    I'm off to Leicester University's 50th anniversary Science Day celebration this weekend - Saturday 8th. I'll be showing off a number of fun things including something I'm working on at the moment - robotic missile launcher targeting :-) With Braintech's new Volts-IQ vision SDK there...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 03-03-2008
  • My robot life comes full circle

    27 years ago (or there abouts) as a young lad, I desperately saved to buy a Heathkit Hero Jr. Hero Jr was the little brother of the Hero 1 (which featured in an American TV serious and got me hooked on robotics). By the time I had enough money to phone Maplin and order a Hero Jr they had discontinued...
    Posted to wotudo (Weblog) by paulfo on 12-14-2007
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