Recognizing the importance of advanced manufacturing in rebuilding the economy, the Obama administration created an Office of Manufacturing Policy and the $500 million “Advanced Manufacturing Partnership” (AMP), which calls for the creation of 500,000 credentialed workers in advanced manufacturing with industry certifications. The Georgia Institute of Technology, one of the six academic institutions that are part of the steering committee for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, is a leader in manufacturing robotics technology.
Robots are often built to imitate animals' amazing feats. Among the hundreds designed, there's a gecko-inspired machine that climbs walls and one based on cockroaches that can do flips. Now a team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has turned to the Mexican jumping bean to help build robots that don't need legs and can operate with simpler instructions and less battery power.
Americans may never again buy clothes labeled "made in China" if robot sewing machines can beat Chinese costs of labor. The Pentagon has given $1.2 million to a Georgia Tech spinoff company to turn that futuristic concept into reality.
In the year 2015, somewhere over the tribal territories of Pakistan, an American MQ-9 Reaper drone patrols a complex "kill zone"—an area of terrorist activity in which large numbers of civilians are also present. But on this mission, the drone isn't piloted from afar. It's on its own. The aircraft moves closer to gather information about a potential target. Infrared cameras, heat sensors and other tools of surveillance determine whether the target is indeed a militant, examining, for instance, whether he seems ready to attack… Science fiction?
Researchers at MIT and the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain. Gaining access to the inner workings of a neuron in the living brain offers a wealth of useful information: its patterns of electrical activity, its shape, even a profile of which genes are turned on at a given moment.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the $37,462 grant to the College of Coastal Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology's Savannah campus and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Gray's Reef Marine Sanctuary. Up to 12 science teachers from third through 12th grades will be selected to participate in the program July 5-7.
The objective of this workshop is to bring together leading researchers/developers from industry with leading researchers from academia to discuss challenges, opportunities and new trends in logistics, material handling, optimization, and related algorithms. ORGANIZERS: Prof. Prasad Tetali (Director of ARC, GaTech) Prof. Henrik I. Christensen (Director of RIM, GaTech) Agenda 08:45-09:15 Registration 09:15-10:45 Logistics
Georgia Tech and RIM Director Professor Henrik Christensen recently were recognized by Boeing for outstanding performance through the company's Supplier of the Year Awards. The Institute was one of 16 organizations to receive the award from a pool of more than 17,500 Boeing suppliers in more than 50 countries.
Daniel Goldman, an Assistant Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Physics, has been named a recipient of a 2012 DARPA Young Faculty Award for his proposal "Towards a terramechanics of heterogeneous granular media". The DARPA Young Faculty Award program identifies and engages rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions and exposes them to Department of Defense needs as well as DARPA’s program development process.
Science fiction often inspires children to dream of accomplishing great feats. Ayanna Howard is no exception. At age 11 she discovered the TV show Bionic Woman, in which a badly injured athlete is given artificial limbs that grant her superhero-like abilities.