Bellucci, A., Tarun, A., Sabbir Arif, A. and Mazalek, A. 2016. ROSS Toolkit: An Infrastructure and API for Building Interactive Environments. TEI 2016 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2016).
Programming responsive and interactive environments is a complex task that requires extensive knowledge of hardware and software components as well as many hours of programming. To cope with these issues we developed the ROSS (Responsive Objects, Surfaces, and Spaces) Toolkit that provides an infrastructure and API to easily build heterogeneous networks of tangible devices and interactive surfaces. In this position paper we outline the design rationale, the current state of the ROSS Toolkit and the contribution for the ITS community.