Windows Embedded & Robotics European Tour to Come to DIT

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Are you a student or academic interested in learning how to build the embedded systems and robots of the future? Then why not attend the Microsoft Windows Embedded European Tour which is coming to the School of Computing at DIT.. You'll hear from experts from Microsoft as well as local industry partners and gain an insight in to one of the fastest growing technology markets.

You?ll see the Microsoft Windows Embedded family of products at work in the real world and discover how they are being used to power systems in factories, cars, your personal navigation or music player device or even your set-top box at home. You?ll get under the hood of the Microsoft .NET Micro Framework and also discover just how easy it is to build robotics applications for a wide variety of hardware using Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio, the Windows-based environment.

So whether you?re a seasoned embedded or robotics developer or a total newbie, then sign up today for the Microsoft Windows Embedded European Tour to learn how to build the next generation embedded systems and robots.

Event details:

  • Location: Gleeson Hall, Dublin Instiutute of Technology, Kevin St, Dublin 7.
  • Date: 28 November, 2008
  • Time: 10:00 - 16:00

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Session Abstracts

Session 1: Windows-Based Connected Devices in the Real World

Windows-based operating system technology is being deployed in the broadest and most demanding of environments, and is at the forefront of providing a solid foundation for the next generation of connected embedded and robotic devices. Microsoft Windows Embedded and Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio products are designed to help you build highly customized and flexible device designs with easy-to-use development tools. This introductory session will give you a high-level overview of Microsoft?s Connected Devices and Robotics strategies and the role each plays in the embedded market space with real-life examples.

Session 2: Microsoft?s Commitment to Academia

Microsoft works in partnership to advance the cause of education around the globe helping students achieve their dreams, empowering educators to inspire, and supporting academic institutions striving for academic and research excellence. In this session you?ll discover just some of the resources available for students and faculty interested in taking the next step with Embedded and Robotics development.

Session 3: "Small is Beautiful" Building Solutions with the .NET Micro Framework

The .NET Micro Framework lets you develop for tiny, inexpensive, and tightly resource-constrained devices, requiring only a few hundred kilobytes of RAM and a low cost processor. In this demo packed session you?ll learn how easy it is to create and debug embedded applications, build custom emulators and deploy solutions to a variety of devices, using the Visual Studio development tools, the .NET object model, and C#. See working solutions and learn tips, tricks, and traps based on real-world, hands-on experience building embedded solutions with the .NET Micro Framework.

Session 4: The Ongoing Democratisation of Robotics Development

Have you seen Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (MSRDS) in action? In this demonstration-rich session you?ll be presented with MSRDS concepts before diving into the runtime modules: DSS (Decentralized Software Services) and CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime). You?ll also see which tools can be used and how: Visual Programming Language, Visual Simulation Environment, and Visual Studio. To show you just how easily you can build a robotics application, you?ll see real robots in action and discover how you can run Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio on a range of Windows based devices.

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