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I haven't disappeared...Monday April 8, 2013
I've been in the clutches of a product release. It's been real Soul of a New Machine stuff. We've just announced the newest robot, so its a lot easier for me to talk. While it looks roughly the same as the previous machine, and operates on similar principles, every part is different. Every piece of hardware, the electronics, and a total software rewrite. Most important to me is that it's now got a real computer onboard: an ARM processor with more than enough horsepower to do interesting things. One of the more interesting things it does is autonomous navigation. We funded part of this work using a SBIR grant. They require progress reports, for which I did a couple (so far) of videos:

Episode 1: basic autonomy: avoiding obstacles from James Gosling on Vimeo.

Episode 2: Autonomous Ship Avoidance from James Gosling on Vimeo.

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Great!

Posted by aileen on April 10, 2013 at 07:32 AM PDT #

That's what i call having serious fun...

Posted by Software Company on April 10, 2013 at 08:28 AM PDT #

Of all the people in the Sun diaspora, I think you ended up with the most interesting job, I'm very jealous :-)

Posted by Alan Burlison on April 10, 2013 at 09:31 AM PDT #

Your current job sounds amazing !

Posted by Jacky Chan on April 10, 2013 at 07:28 PM PDT #

hi James, After you left Sun, there is no JSP 2.3 spec. why?

Posted by anonymous on April 11, 2013 at 07:25 AM PDT #

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