The Micro soft Robotics team has released a new software stack for controlling robots  – RDS4 Beta . There are a couple of very exciting new additions in this beta: Uses Kinect for the eyes A new reference design for consumer robots – write code once, run it on any robot. You can see a lot more of the details at this Channel 9 video: They are also interested in encouraging others to use this new software so there is now the Robotics @ Home Competition . Do you have a cool idea for an @home robot? Here’s your chance to more