Welcome to the Robotics Community on java.net! All of the projects that are a part of our community are listed here. Who is the Robotics Community? We are programmers on java.net writing open source code for Java, Java derived languages and hardware devices which support Java interfaces. We host projects that help us explore how intelligent devices augment human abilities. We especially encourage projects that create tools for supporting robotics education.
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.
JVEX-robotics has created and implemented a messaging protocol controlling microcontrollers from Java hosts. The protocol consists of ASCII messages for device identification, control and feedback, relieving the host of responsibility for low level management tasks. Implementations have controlled VEX robots managed by the Systronix JCX Java Controller.
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!