30 Sep '14, 3pm

Microsoft

In 2007, Bill Gates wrote his influential "A Robot in Every Home " article in Scientific American* , envisioning a future "in which robotic devices will become a nearly ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives." The article reflected his belief that robotics was going to be hugely important, and Microsoft had to have a major role in it. Two years earlier, Gates had asked one of his top lieutenants, Tandy Trower, also a big believer in robotics, to lead a group with the bold mission of bringing robots into the mainstream . This week, word got out that, as part of its current restructuring , Microsoft decided to shut down its robotics group. (Two sources at Microsoft have since confirmed the news to IEEE Spectrum .) At a moment when excitement about the future of robotics seems to have reached an all-time high (just ask Google and Amazon ), Microsoft has given up on robots. M...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/robotics-soft...

Tweets

Microsoft Shuts Down Its Robotics Group

spectrum.ieee.org 25 Sep '14, 9pm

In 2007, Bill Gates wrote his influential "A Robot in Every Home " article in Scientific American* , envisioning a future ...

Dmitry Grishin: "Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers...

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '14, 5pm

When Dmitry Grishin launched a US $25 million VC firm focusing exclusively on consumer robotics , he encountered a lot of ...

Dmitry Grishin: “Robotics Has Too Many Dreamers...

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '14, 6pm

When Dmitry Grishin launched a US $25 million VC firm focusing exclusively on consumer robotics , he encountered a lot of ...

I spent an afternoon with @MicrosoftASIA and @Lotus_F1Team to learn how #MSDynamics is transforming the race team

I spent an afternoon with @MicrosoftASIA and @L...

vernonchan.com 01 Oct '14, 7am

Matthew Carter, new CEO of Lotus F1 Team said, “Tackling incredible odds and well-funded competition means pulling togethe...

ガセではなく本当だったのか。栄枯盛衰。 ↓ The Last Day of Microsoft...

spectrum.ieee.org 22 Sep '14, 10am

While exuberant tech fanboys crowd Silicon Valley’s Apple stores today, eager to be among the first to get their hands on ...

The Last Day of Microsoft Research in Silicon V...

spectrum.ieee.org 20 Sep '14, 3pm

While exuberant tech fanboys crowd Silicon Valley’s Apple stores today, eager to be among the first to get their hands on ...

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

Microsoft Announces Windows 10

lesterchan.net 06 Oct '14, 4am

Start menu : The familiar Start menu is back Everything runs in a window: Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same...

.@Microsoft announced Windows 10 – #Windows10 .com owner hit jackpot? .@windows #domains #domaining #msft #icann51

.@Microsoft announced Windows 10 – #Windows10 ....

domaingang.com 30 Sep '14, 6pm

Microsoft announced Windows 10 – Windows10.com owner hit jackpot? Posted by DomainGang on September 30, 2014, at 2:36 pm W...

The Last Day of Microsoft Research in Silicon V...

spectrum.ieee.org 19 Sep '14, 10pm

While exuberant tech fanboys crowd Silicon Valley’s Apple stores today, eager to be among the first to get their hands on ...

1st thing to mind : Windows Thailand Microsoft leaks “Windows TH”

1st thing to mind : Windows Thailand Microsoft ...

vernonchan.com 29 Sep '14, 4am

is hard at work with the next big release of Windows. We’ve already seen leaks of Windows 9 across the interweb. On Tuesda...