December 7th, 2007

Talking Robots Podcast LogoTalking Robots: Microsoft and Robotics
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In today’s episode we talk to Tandy Trower, a 26-year Microsoft veteran who is now the General Manager of the Microsoft Robotics Group. In this year’s January edition of Scientific American, Bill Gates predicted a “Robot in Every Home” after having told Tandy Trower “to go on an extended fact-finding mission and to speak with people across the robotics community”. As a result, Microsoft launched their “Robotics Studio” in 2006 without losing a split second. Tandy Trower tells what it’s all about, why Microsoft is interested in robotics, if we’ll ever see anything close to open source and if we are we really going towards a robot in every home.

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