SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 2 2003-06-09 Article 10136 from section "JavaOne"
James Gosling's keynote talk at the JavaOne[SM] 2003 Developer
Conference showcased how the use of Java[TM] technology has grown since
the programming language was released in 1995. Highlights include the
Mars Rover from the Jet Propulsion Labs, automation uses such as robots,
and a cell phone enabled with Java technology and GPS.
The Mars Rover
Gosling and Dan Dvorak, deputy architect of the Mission Data System with
Jet Propulsion Labs (JPL) demonstrated a Mars Rover exploration
prototype using RTSJ (Real Time Specification for Java technology) to
control rover mobility.
Java Technology Automation
Jim Wright, Solutions Architect with Sun, demonstrated how industrial
Java technology powers robots, sensors and other manufacturing
operations. The automation initiative was developed by Sun, aJile
Systems, *onix and Mitsubishi Electric Automation to extend Sun's
Smart Station technology to the factory.
Ansgar Hempel, Vice President with Jentro, demonstrated Jentro's
end-to-end cell phone-based navigation system giving access to Global
Positioning System (GPS) data through a Java technology enabled cell phone.
"Since the release of Java (programming language) in 1995, seeing what
people are doing with it blows my mind," said James Gosling, vice
president of Sun Labs and Sun Fellow. "After eight short years, the Java
technology Community is millions strong, with the best and brightest
minds collaborating and contributing to the cool technologies of the
future. So where will Java (technology) be in the next eight years? That
can only be answered by the developers who have made it what it is today
and wherever the road takes us will be an exciting ride."
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