Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 5 (RDS 5) is a Windows-based environment for hobbyist, academic and commercial developers to create robotics applications for a variety of hardware platforms. RDS includes a lightweight REST-style, service-oriented runtime, a set of visual authoring and simulation tools, as well as tutorials and sample code to help get started.

RDS includes the following components:
  • CCR - Concurrency and Coordination Runtime
  • DSS - Decentralized Software Services
  • VPL - Visual Programming Language
  • VSE - Visual Simulation Environment
  • Samples, Tutorials and Documentation


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