Chapter 9. The Future of Robotics

Robotics has on occasion fallen victim to overly optimistic and unrealistic expectations. Many of the reasons for this failure to accurately predict its future are because the field is extremely complex. Even though some of the limitations involving mechatronics have been addressed, there are still many software problems left to tackle. This chapter will limit predictions and specific information to a time period within the next five years. It will also cover areas that are well established or applications already in development.

Future of MSRS

The current version of Microsoft Robotics Studio (MSRS) is 1.5. Sometime in the first half of 2008, the MSRS team expects to release a Community Technology Preview (CTP) ...

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