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  • With an approval from the Georgia Tech IRB, we are in the process of building and transcribing a corpus of recorded audio interviews with Georgia Tech students. (So far, we have recorded and transcribed 25 interviews, but we aim for over 100 to get enough data for each of the different demographic and political affiliations that interest us.)  We use phonetic software to measure the...

  • The main goal of the ACT (Autonomous and Connected Transportation) Lab is to understand interactions between drivers/travelers, emerging vehicular technologies related to connectivity and autonomy, and novel infrastructure designs using a driving simulator environment, analytical modeling, and field test tracks. Using the collected data, we seek to develop analytical models and perform data...

  • To develop a framework that fundamentally alters the development of algorithms. We desire to create an automated method that starts with the best human algorithms and then dispassionately develops hybrid algorithms that outperform existing methods. Next, we prove that these algorithms can also be studied by humans for inspiration in development of new algorithm and optimization methods. ...

  • The Bits of Good VIP team is closely linked to the Bits of Good student organization. In order to participate in the VIP, you will need to be a member of the BoG student organization, as this is where teams, roles, and training will take place. As a member of VIP, you will have some additional responsibilities to support the assignment of individual grades for the VIP. These may include:...

  • The project will bring together students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to work on a framework for community achiving projects. Depending on interests and aptitudes, students will be asked to develop relationships with local communities, design archives that prioritize the wants and needs of these communities, design and implement technical solutions that help communities discover and...

  • This team will return Fall 2021 ...

  • The project is an ongoing project focused on designing a hip hop-based innovation archive of educational resources and online courses that is accessed/experienced in three ways: 1) a subscription-based portal of downloadable materials, online courses, and webinars that offer hip hop-based educational resources for use in secondary and post...

  • NASA, Georgia Tech, and GTRI are developing energy technologies to support future missions to Mars. The VIP M.A.R.S. Team will research, develop, and test renewable energy systems in collaboration with scientists and engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Moon and Mars offer difficult challenges to NASA’s ambitious plan for exploration, including acquisition of reliable and...

  • Modern electronic devices are powerful but uninspiring; they are ubiquitous but ephemeral. We will design and fabricate devices for music production, gaming, and computing sparked by real-world designs from the past as well as fictional formulations of imagined futures. The black-and-white, utilitarian minimalism of modern laptops and cell phones that blight the aisles of Best Buy with boredom...

  • Develop creative robots that can listen to, play, and improvise music.

  • To produce novel, creative media about recent scientific discoveries and engineering innovations. These include but are not limited to: interactive museum-style exhibitions, online articles and videos, and festival exhibits. Specifically, the team will create one exhibit or demo per semester, and each team member will publish bi-weekly in the online science magazine Charged. ...

  • The goal of the VoterTech team is to investigate factors that affect voter turnout among college students and developing technologies to facilitate: • Voter registration • Transportation to the Polls on Election Day or for Early Voting (via ride sharing) • Early and Absentee voting • Reporting of Voting Irregularities

  • This concept builds on a broader notion of psychological resilience or positive adaptation to adverse situations.