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Bruce Boyes

Bruce Boyes is the founder and co-leader of the Java.net Robotics Community, is on the Board of JDDAC and is active in the embedded Java Community. He's especially interested in teaching advanced robotics at the university level, and in the development of international robotics standards.

 

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java.net Robotics Community members Jim Wright, Bruce Boyes, Roger Brinkley, and Brian Jenkins have a round table discussion about robotics and education, in this java.net Community Corner 2009 podcast.

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The idea of smart Java dust becoming pervasive is compelling (consider the SunSPOT technology, including the Squawk JVM). If Sun really wants this to sweep...

Kudos to the organizers for making an event like this go smoothly. And, most importantly, there's more depth to the content than I expected. Others I surveyed agreed. You can see the presentations...

Don’t Look Back by ZDNet's Andrew Keen -- How to innovate? That was both...

Here at the 3rd annual Java.net Community Leader's weekend in SFO there are a lot of interesting discussions and techno-gossip. For example, Collabnet just purchased SourceForge. What does this...

"It'll be very good that the Java trap won’t exist anymore. It'll be a thing of the past," said Richard Stallman...president of the Free Software Foundation.

The huge projection screen at the front of the hall seemed to be a cut above what it's been in the past, in terms of brightness, color gamut, and resolution. When will I be able to turn the wall...

This EETimes article implies that Sony is not capable of selling $2000 entertainment Aibo pets profitably.

This blog on ZDNET provides links to video and a press release from Global...

On behalf of Systronix and java.net, Bruce Boyes (that would be me) presented a proposal to standardize robotic I/O point tagging in a manner similar to the IEEE1451 STIM (Sensor-Transducer...

This American Family Physician newsletter reports astonishingly low (to me, anyway) adoption of electronic records systems....

This InfoWorld article describes (with no photos) a hand-cranked laptop which one vendor has...

A $1.35-million contract awarded last week to AeroSat Airborne...

A recent Time (2005 Oct 24, Technology) article describes the benefits of the 787 Dreamliner, scheduled for production in...

This blog entry by Marc Wagner was (at least for me) a slap to the forehead. We're all tired of the "Windows vs Linux" non...

The NewScientist article describes what appears to be a glaring lack of system design. RFID in a passport might sound like a good...

We are looking for art that reflects the panorama of the possible interaction between 'synthetic' and organic life, e.g.

- Autonomous agents that shape and perhaps interpret the data-...

This InfoWorld article describes how an ASIC with an integrated transmitter is suspended in the...

An answer to the $100 PC? by ZDNet's John Carroll -- George Ou and others have...

Vex Robotics has some very sturdy-looking components such as these gears and sprockets, and...

... an RFI has been published and the deadline for response is 2005 Nov 14.

In the category of automated systems which never worked, and as a cautionary tale against grandiose robotic systems:

This month marks the end of a costly and ultimately fruitless...

Electronic News reports here that - finally - we may see a cell phone with 802.11 in it,...

Every family of DSP chips is quite different from every other, memory architecture and pipelining is peculiar when compared to traditional microcontrollers. DSPs are generally RISC machines highly...

This article describes a secure form of wireless sensor communication which "leverages...

This online article by by Mukesh Lulla, TeamF1 is a pretty good overview of the top...

How many of you have downloaded some code from the web, and been unable to use it because of 1) no meaningful comments in the code and 2) no other documentation such as useful examples? One of my...

We started at 8AM with a breakfast cooked on the spot - thanks to Flip! All day we have been hearing from java.net community leaders and organizers about what works (and what doesn't) in their...