Everybody wants to rule the world ...
(Tears for Fears, anyone? But wasn't "Mr. Roboto" a Styx song?)
Anyway, looking beyond Microsoft, Bill Gates is now discussing converging technology trends that he believes will make robots a nearly ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives in the not-too-distant future, just like he viewed PCs 30 years ago.
(All this in the January issue of Scientific American!)
To help robot developers achieve this vision, Microsoft is releasing a new product called Microsoft Robotics Studio. A Windows-based development environment for creating robotic software, Microsoft Robotics Studio will help solve one of the most difficult challenges that the robotics industry faces today -- the lack of a common development platform that makes it easier to create robotic applications for varied hardware platforms.
Now let's see where that is going to lead us ...
If you want more, check out the Microsoft press release here.