On September 25, Georgia Tech hosted a media roundtable in ethics in robotics in Washington, D.C. with a demonstration and panel discussion on Capitol Hill prior to a dinner conversation with journalists at the National Press Club.
Sarah Morales is a health educator at Georgia Tech.
A former leader in the Civil Rights Movement and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Andrew Young built a career in local and global politics as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the mayor of Atlanta. He is the Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage recipient for 2018 at Georgia Tech.
Looking forward to the year 2040, Georgia Tech's Commission for Creating the Next in Education has devised a strategic map for navigating the changing landscape of academia and inspiring the pioneers of innovation, and we traveled to our nation's capital to discuss ideas with the nation's top thinkers in this higher education landscape.
Hannah Todd, a business major from Peachtree City, Georgia, is this year's driver of the Ramblin' Wreck.
For ants and robots operating in confined spaces like tunnels, having more workers does not necessarily mean getting more work done. A study published August 17 in the journal Science shows that in fire ant colonies, a small number of workers does most of the digging. For digging nest tunnels, this less busy approach gets the job done without ant traffic jams – ensuring smooth excavation flow. Researchers led by Georgia Tech scientists found that applying the ant optimization strategy to autonomous robots avoids mechanized clogs and gets the work done with the least amount of energy.
What is the fastest animal on the planet? Cheetah? Falcon? Sailfish? Georgia Tech assistant professor Saad Bhamla would like to add the Spirostomum ambiguum to the list. Spirostomum is a tiny single-celled protozoan that achieves blazing-fast acceleration while contracting its worm-like body.
Dr. Carson Meredith from Georgia Tech's School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering has developed a sustainable, flexible packaging wrap that is comprised of cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp and chitin nanofibers which can be found in the discarded shells of crabs and shrimp.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found new evidence suggesting that batteries based on sodium and potassium hold promise as a potential alternative to lithium-based batteries.
Georgia Tech played a key role in developing the world's smallest ad printed on a sesame seed for a "big announcement" from Arby's.
Georgia Smart Communities Challenge This new Georgia Tech-led initiative brings together industry and public agencies to help local governments implement smart development.
A new study by researchers from Georgia Tech and Emory University has found that the bacterial communities accompanying airline passengers at 30,000 feet have much in common with the bacterial communities surrounding people in their homes and offices. The study is believed to be the first to study this microbiome of aircraft.
Recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a critical warning for all Americans to reset their routers for homes and small businesses in an effort to disrupt a potential cyber attack. We sat down with Georgia Tech’s senior research scientist, Charles "Chaz" Lever, to find out just what this threat contains and how serious it can potentially be.
At the threshold of what we call consciousness is a brain function that makes you feel confidently aware that you are actually seeing what you see. Psychologists at Georgia Tech have observed a mechanism involved in making it work. Credit: Georgia Tech / Adam Karcz / Maxwell Guberman
A PR2 robot puts a hospital gown on human arms after teaching itself how to do it.