Microsoft went on and made an announcement on the experimental release of "Robot Operating System (ROS1)" for Windows. This will be the next step by the company and it will be packed with features like Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud services, computer vision and
other Microsoft technologies in terms of education, home, commercial and industrial robots.
Lou Amadio, Principal Software Engineer, Windows IoT, Microsoft wrote in a blog post late on Friday, "This development will bring the manageability and security of 'Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Enterprise' solutions to the 'ROS' ecosystem."
ROS is an assemblage of tools and libraries, utilised and applied to build complex robots and "Windows 10 IoT Enterprise" aids in producing enterprise manageability and security solutions in context to industry based IoT devices, which are used in manufacturing, retail, healthcare and other industries.
"Windows has been a trusted partner of robotic and industrial systems for decades and we're looking forward to bringing the intelligent edge to robotics by bringing more advanced features," Amadio added.
Microsoft plans to research into advanced development tools, with the advancements of robots,
"Microsoft will host the Windows builds for 'ROS1' and shortly 'ROS2', as well as provide documentation, development and deployment solutions for Windows," wrote Amadio.
(With IANS inputs)