Controlled Acceleration using JAVA

I found a post similar to what I’m talking about, but it was directed towards LabView users.

Basically, I heard that there was a way to program the robot so that when a joy stick is moved all of the way forward, that the robot steadily accelerates instead of jerking forward and causing possible damage.

The sooner the response, the better! Thank you!

I think you thinking of PID Loops. There is a PID example project that comes with netbeans, you should look at that.

I almost feel like an idiot for asking, but where can I find that?

This post in that thread has C pseudo-code example of a slew rate limiter that you could easily convert to Java.