Microsoft Becomes Founding Sponsor of RoboDevelopment Conference

Robotics Trends, a division of EH Publishing, Inc., announced that Microsoft has joined the 2nd annual RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the event’s Founding Sponsor. RoboDevelopment, the international technical design and development event for personal, service and mobile robotics industry, will be held November 18-19, 2008 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

“We are delighted that Microsoft has again joined the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition as the Founding Sponsor,” said Dan Kara, conference co-chairman and President of Robotics Trends. “Through products such as Microsoft® Robotics Developer Studio, as well as robotics community development efforts, Microsoft has a well deserved reputation as a leader in this exciting new industry.”

“The personal, service and mobile robotics market is in a growth phase similar to that of the early days of the PC industry,” said Tandy Trower, general manager of the Microsoft Robotics Group at Microsoft. “In a manner similar to the PC industry, for the robotics market to reach its full potential, technical issues related to the design and development of robotics systems must be addressed. The RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition provides robotics technical professionals with the ideal forum to learn from industry leaders, exchange information with their peers, and evaluate the latest tools and techniques for building robotics products and technologies.”

About the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition
Robotics Trends’ RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition is a multifaceted educational forum and trade show dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design and development of commercial robotic products. The RoboDevelopment exposition hall provides attendees with hands on access to the latest design and development solutions for producing mobile robotics and intelligent systems technology, while the RoboDevelopment keynotes and general sessions are specifically designed to impart to technical professionals the information they need to develop the next generation of personal, service and mobile robots. Tracks in the RoboDevelopment Conference and Exposition include:

  • Systems, Design and Development
  • Tools and Platforms
  • Enabling Technology
  • Achieving Autonomy