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SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft's Kinect (video)

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The tools available to therapists tasked with helping children with motor skills impairments improve their range of motion are definitely helpful. But the Human-Automation Systems Lab at Georgia Tech is looking to make said tools even better (specifically for those with cerebral palsy) with the SuperPop Project. With the...
SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft's Kinect (video)

Swarm robots perform classical 'scores' inside Georgia Tech's GritsLab (video)

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The folks at the Georgia Robotics and InTelligent Systems (Grits) Lab at Georgia Tech have been hard at work for some time now researching swarm robots. A portion of said work deals with tasks require that a group of hi-tech gadgets to individually reach a location and a specific...
Swarm robots perform classical 'scores' inside Georgia Tech's GritsLab (video)

Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel

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The verdict's still out on whether or not androids dream of electric sheep. But their ability to feel? Well, that's about to approach levels of human sensitivity. We're of course talking about the sense of touch, not emotions. And thanks to work out of Georgia Tech, tactile sensitivity for...
Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel
BrailleTouch brings 'eyes-free' texting to the visually impaired
Georgia Tech Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master's Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online

Georgia Tech develops self-charging battery that marches to the owner's beat

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One of the last times we saw the concept of a self-recharging battery, it was part of a high-minded Nokia patent whose ideas still haven't seen the light of day. Researchers at Georgia Tech are more inclined to put theory into practice. Starting from a regular lithium-ion coin battery,...
Georgia Tech develops self-charging battery that marches to the owner's beat
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Georgia Tech models swimming, cargo-carrying nanobots

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The nanobot war is escalating. Not content to let Penn State's nanospiders win the day, Georgia Tech has answered back with a noticeably less creepy blood-swimming robot model of its own, whose look is more that of a fish than any arachnid this time around. It still uses material...
Georgia Tech models swimming, cargo-carrying nanobots
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Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

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Georgia Tech team is working on a robotic arm that can "feel" through clutter to reach something, a common search-and-rescue task. [Read more]...
Robots in development can reach out and touch someone

3-D textured solar panels will get a test run on the ISS

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Outer space laboratory set to determine optimum configuration Georgia Tech professor W. Jud Ready's "3-D textured solar cells" were recently accepted by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) for a test mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), Tech News Daily reported this week. The...
3-D textured solar panels will get a test run on the ISS

Meet Shimi, the interactive robotic speaker / smartphone dock that will knock your socks off

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Tovbot, a personal robotics company that was founded by Georgia Tech, MIT, and IDC roboticists, is going to showcase a super cool piece of work at the upcoming Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. I’m talking about Shimi, a “Robotic Musical Companion” prototype, powered by an Android smartphone or...
Meet Shimi, the interactive robotic speaker / smartphone dock that will knock your socks off

Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

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In yet another groundbreaking online education deal (between Udacity and Coursera, there are at least two per week!), Udacity will now offer masters degrees in computer science via a partnership between Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing and AT&T. These MOOC degrees will cost less than $7,000 per year...
Udacity Will Offer Masters Degrees in CS From Georgia Tech

Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week

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Okay, so. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are currently shooting a buddy comedy about “recently laid-off fortysomethings who hatch a diabolical scheme to land coveted internships at Google.” bport / Reddit According to casting calls, “The Internship” is shooting at Stanford on Friday and in San Francisco next week. Please...
Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week
Researchers at Georgia Tech develop robot cameras that replicate eye movement

Magnetic retainer lets you operate machinery with your tongue, gives linguistics new meaning

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Many people with debilitating conditions rely on sip and puff technology to get around, which is relatively lo-fi by some standards. Now, a special retainer with magnetic sensors could bring mobility into the smartphone age. Developed at Georgia Tech, the Tongue Drive System uses a magnetic piercing to track...
Magnetic retainer lets you operate machinery with your tongue, gives linguistics new meaning

Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning, mobile attacks are top security issues in 2013

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Researchers from the Georgia Tech Information Security Center today released their official 2013 cyberthreats forecast, detailing what they say will be the most serious computer security issues in the coming year. The cloud First on the list--the use of cloud computing for malicious purposes. The same flexible provisioning capabilities...
Report: Cloud botnets, search poisoning, mobile attacks are top security issues in 2013

DailyDirt: Getting An Online Education...

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The existing system of going to a school, listening to lectures and getting a degree after you've passed some tests might not be the way education will operate in the near future. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) promise to teach a wide array of subjects, and there are plenty of...
DailyDirt: Getting An Online Education...

This Week In Bots: More Human Now Than Machine

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Bot Vid: Hopping For A Better Robot Hopping robots make use of the relative efficiency of hopping versus other modes of locomotion, especially flying, but as the Automaton blog points out Georgia Tech researchers have just come across a clever way to make hopping bots ten times more efficient still....
This Week In Bots: More Human Now Than Machine

Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

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You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Purdue University have jointly devised a patent-pending method to build...
Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees

Insert Coin: Shimi iPhone robot is ready to dance its way out of the lab, into your heart

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As soon as we saw Georgia Tech's Shimi, we wanted to how many sleepless nights we'd have to spend waiting for one to proudly display on our desk. And really that's the whole idea behind the iPhone-enabled dancing robot: bringing some sophisticated robotic concepts to the consumer, in an...
Insert Coin: Shimi iPhone robot is ready to dance its way out of the lab, into your heart

Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

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The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How do you enable someone to masterfully control a touch-centric device, when the mere act of touching is a...
Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)

Access4Kids Helps Disabled Kids Rock Out On Their Tablets

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Here’s a bit of heart-warming tech on a fine Tuesday morning. It’s called Access4Kids and it’s a device that lets you control a tablet with gross motor movements. Rather than tapping on a screen, you can touch various parts of a control pad that sits on your wrist, allowing...
Access4Kids Helps Disabled Kids Rock Out On Their Tablets

The World's 25 Best Design Schools

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As we enter the golden age of design in startups, highly talented user-interface and product designers are becoming ever more important. Some companies leading the charge are Apple, Path, Pinterest, Square, and Airbnb. What those companies have in common is that design is at the core of their businesses. But which...
The World's 25 Best Design Schools

Udacity Hires Former Zynga COO Vish Makhijani to Lead Operations

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Sebastian Thrun, the multidisciplinary innovator, is CEO of the online education startup Udacity and also founder of Google’s self-driving car project (which he still works on). He’s a busy guy. “I spend a lot of time on the road and wanted to find someone who was really good at the magic...
Udacity Hires Former Zynga COO Vish Makhijani to Lead Operations

The new stars of reggae are nothing like the old ones

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Earthly music just ain't enough for reggae / rock band Echo Movement. In search of extraterrestrial inspiration, they hooked up with researchers at Georgia Tech's Sonification Lab, which specializes in turning ugly numbers into beautiful music. Using data from NASA's Kepler telescope and its search for Earth II, SonLab...
The new stars of reggae are nothing like the old ones

Georgia Tech bus trial relies on Android tablets over traditional schedules

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In an attempt to increase efficiency, Georgia Tech has trialled a new bus scheduling system where the vehicles move in relation to each other rather than at set times. This is designed to prevent "bus bunching," where several buses race to the same stop at once to catch up...
Georgia Tech bus trial relies on Android tablets over traditional schedules

The (Just Under) $7,000 Computer Science Degree

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The Georgia Institute of Technology said it will offer a two-year master's degree in computer science to thousands of students online for a fraction of the cost of a traditional degree. Georgia Tech dean Charles Isbell joins digits. Photo: Georgia Institute of Technology....
The (Just Under) $7,000 Computer Science Degree

Georgia Tech's Shimi robot wants to rock with you all night, rock the night away

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Shimi certainly has the makings of a viral video hit, but its creators at Georgia Tech want you to know that there's more to the dancing robot than just a pretty face. The "interactive musical buddy," designed by the school's Center for Music Technology, is a one-foot-tall smartphone-enabled "docking...
Georgia Tech's Shimi robot wants to rock with you all night, rock the night away

Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories

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Countless wearers of Google Glass stalked the halls of this year's Google I/O developer conference, but only a lucky few were sporting the prescription model, which makes room for lenses in a more conventional glasses frame. Among those lucky early adopters with imperfect vision was Thad Starner, a Georgia...
Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories
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