This project is to create a comprehensive haptics API for the Java Language, this project started with the writing of a Java Binding to the SensAble OpenHaptics API by Ian John Archer (Software Engineer - Birmingham City University User-Lab). The first version of the JTouchToolkit was release OpenSource in Sept of 2007 after a year of in house development by User-Lab. The main aim of this project is to create a Haptics API that takes advantage of the benefits of a mature language such as Java.
The Sumo Robots originally debuted as the "JavaNator" at James Gosling's JavaOne 2002 keynote. They were subsequently used for the SunOne Sumo Java Programming Competition at SunOne 2003. The Sumos show off real-time Java features using the Ajile processor packaged in a Systronix Jstamp. And they demonstrate a simple Java interface for controlling robots for the ancient and honorable sport of Japanese Sumo Robot Wrestling!