A new version of Robotics Developer Studio (RDS), called the R2 release, has been released for download. RDS 2008 R2 includes the new DSS Log Analyzer, several additional sensors in simulation, Software Quality Metrics, and various other bug fixes and documentation enhancements.
Express version of the product can be downloaded from the product site at http://www.microsoft.com/robotics/#GetIt There is also an upgrade kit for the Standard edition is available. It is also said that the Academic version is also rolled out to the MSDNAA but couldn’t see it to checkout in either Imagine Cup MSDNAA account or ACM MSDNAA account. Neither could be found in the (Admin)page containing full list of .sdc files. Hopes it would be available soon in either of those places.
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