Microsoft has announced that it has released an experimental release of the open source Robot Operating System, or ROS, for Windows 10 and the IoT Enterprise version of its operating system. This makes it possible to control robots.
Microsoft announces the announcement as part of the ROScon event, where it says Turtlebot 3 demonstrated that the ROS release ‘Melodic Morenia’ runs on Windows 10 IoT Enterprise using an Intel nuc. In addition, it showed ROS on Azure, where the control goes through aIoT Hub. Currently, only ROS1 for Windows is available, but version 2 should soon be available together with documentation.
At the ROS release for Windows, Microsoft has entered into a partnership with Open Robotics and the ROS Industrial Consortium. The latter aims to extend ROS to use in manufacturing processes.