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Tmsuk/Microsoft collaboration on robotic software

Yoshihiro Kusuda (Associate Editor, Industrial Robot)

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 2 May 2008




This paper aims to report the collaboration between Microsoft and Tmsuk and describe the possible impact on the development of robotics software and the robot industry for the future.


The paper gives an insight into the collaboration, based on an interview with the CEO of Tmsuk.


Microsoft will be one step ahead in the robotic software standardization race. Tmsuk will evaluate the performance in the real world applications.

Practical implications

Tmsuk will evaluate Microsoft's Robotic Studio for its “practical” robotic applications and feed its findings back to Microsoft. The outcome is worth watching.


Microsoft Robotic Studio is the first robotic software development kit and Tmsuk is trying to prove it by its real world expertise. This is the first attempt to apply Micro Robotics Studio to practical applications in the real world.



Kusuda, Y. (2008), "Tmsuk/Microsoft collaboration on robotic software", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 202-205.



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