Robot Tools

List of my favorite tools.
Software:
  1. Robot Operating System (www.ros.org) ( I've used Microsoft Robotic Developer Studio in the past, support halted by Microsoft)
  2. Visual Studio, Python, C# and C++
  3. Programming.org
Hardware:
  1. Eddie Robot upgraded to Arlo Robotic System
  2. Microsoft Kinect for Windows (or XBOX Kinect)
  3. Laptop powered by Windows 7
  4. NXT Lego
Where to begin: