A LinuxPlanet article gives a fairly complete account of Team Jefferson and their Linux-based DARPA Grand Challenge robot, Tommy. Paul Perrone and the other members of Team Jefferson have chosen Fedora Linux as the high-level OS for their robot. There are also embedded micro-controllers handling lower-level functions. Linux is commonly used in robotics aplications but Team Jefferson is unusual in that the chose Java as the development platform for both the Linux box and the microcontrollers. This "might raise a few eyebrows. After all, traveling at 40 miles an hour is no place to get stuck doing a garbage collection pass."