SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. May 7, 2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), today announced the winners of the fifth annual Duke's Choice Awards. The Duke's Choice Awards program recognizes the year's most influential Java technology-based applications submitted by developers and companies around the world. The winners are chosen by Vice President and Sun Fellow, James Gosling, along with a panel of Java technology experts at Sun.
James Gosling will present the Duke's Choice Awards on Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m. in the Java Playground area during the JavaOne(SM) conference pavilion reception. The Duke's Choice Award winners will also be showcasing their winning applications and technologies in the JavaOne conference pavilion during Conference exhibit hours.
The winners of the 2007 Duke's Choice Awards are: …
Project: Sonia AUV
Developer: Sonia AUV Project Ecole de technologie superieure
Location: Quebec, Canada
Technologies used: Java SE, Java 3D, Java Communications API, QuickTime for Java, JGraph
Since 1999, the SONIA AUV team, composed entirely of volunteer undergraduate students, has built five Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) to compete at the annual Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International and Office of Naval Research's International AUV competition. Using a Java software-based development environment, the team created a winning AUV platform, which has consistently ranked in the top three in the world. A Java software-based artificial intelligence system gathers data from the sensors while a telemetry interface was developed using Swing, Java Management Extensions, QuickTime for Java and JGraph technologies. The SONIA team also created a 3D simulation environment, using Java3D technology.