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MRDS Samples

The MRDS Samples site hosts a variety of code samples for Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (RDS).

The purpose of this site is to provide sample code to assist in learning RDS. Placing code here under a Microsoft Public License allows the RDS community to contribute and also provides a way to release code samples without having to wait for the next product release cycle.

NOTE: Please review the Read Me page before you download this package.

Robotics Developer Studio 4 Beta has been released. An updated version of the samples will be available shortly.

Available Samples

The following are some of the samples currently included in the package:
  • Simulation Tutorials 1 to 6
  • Simulated Sumo Competition
  • Simulated Soccer Competition
  • Simulated Teleporter (plus Teleporter Test in VPL and Dancing Cones example in C#)
  • Fischer Technik Robot Service (FT16)
  • Kondo KHR-1 Robot Service
  • VPL examples for the LEGO NXT V2.0 ShooterBot and Color Sensor
  • Robotics Tutorials in languages other than C# (removed from the RDS package in R3)
For a more complete list, see the Documentation page.

Get Started

  • Install an appropriate version of Visual Studio
  • Download and install Robotics Developer Studio 2008 R3
  • Download the MRDS Samples ZIP file from this site
  • Unzip the samples package into your RDS installation folder
  • Follow the instructions in the Read Me (which you can find in the CodePlexSamples\Documentation folder)

Questions, Suggestions, Contributions...

  • To ask questions or provide feedback about this site or the samples: Go to the RDS Discussion Forums.
  • To contribute to the code samples: Use the contacts on the People page


The samples and documentation included on this web site are for educational purposes only. The code is supplied "as is".

Last edited Sep 20, 2011 at 8:19 AM by trevtay, version 17