Microsoft has announced Robotics Studio; while this may be interesting, it is not of obvious relevance to SOA. But Mark Nottingham has discovered something interesting in the Microsoft Robotics Application Model, which is used to faciliate creation of robotics applications. To quote,The Microsoft Robotics Studio Runtime provides a service oriented architecture which combines key aspects of traditional Web-based architecture with pieces from Web Services to provide a highly flexible and lightweight, distributed application model.(full story at InfoQ.com).
I find this totally amazing; too bad it’s currently restricted to this rather exotic domain.