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Jim Wright

Jim is the Co-Community Leader for's Robotics Community and Community Manager for FIRST Forge, part of the US FIRST Robotics Competition.


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Rosjava – Java for Robotics?

Posted by semesa2 on September 24, 2011 at 12:13 PM PDT

 In May Google and Willow Garage announced the first pure-Java implementation of ROS - Willow Garage's Robotic Operating System. Called “rosjava”, the new library is still at alpha level, but it is clear from their

Liquid Robotics Pacific Crossing Challenge for Wave Glider Robots

Posted by semesa2 on September 22, 2011 at 2:09 AM PDT

A few months ago James Gosling turned up at Liquid Robotics. Liquid Robotics designs robots called Wave Gliders that collect sensor data while wandering the seas. Rowboat sized, they raft along on the surface propelled by an underwater sled which translates vertical wave action into thrust. Solar powered, they are self-sufficient and able travel thousands of miles while transmitting data.