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  • Advance the fundamental science in the assessment of natural and man-made hazards (e.g. earthquakes, landslides, liquefaction, sea-level rise, hazards in tailing dams, heap leach pads, coal ash facilities) through novel developments in performance-based and risk engineering. ...

  • For students to learn the theory and gain the skills necessary to fabricate next-generation batteries for EVs, spacecraft, and Smart Cities infrastructure.

  • The Laboratory for Intelligent Decision and Autonomous Robots (LIDAR) at Georgia Tech focus on planning, control, and decision-making algorithms of highly dynamic, under-actuated, and human-cooperative robots in complex environments. The VIP Team will explore the challenging research topics in mechanical design, mechatronics, control algorithm design, and perception of dynamic legged...

  • Aquabots will explore new research in maritime robotics including navigation of underwater and surface vehicles, mapping and exploration underwater, and other challenging maritime robotic technologies.

  • Enable the creation of augmented-reality applications and experiences using a wide range of delivery platforms and AR technologies. Current projects use Argon, an augmented reality software suite developed at Georgia Tech that is both a Javascript/HTML5 framework and a set of browsers and tools.

  • 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. ...

  • To develop an automotive LiDAR system in support of the emerging technical area of vehicle autonomy and increased safety.

  • Despite decades of efforts there has been little progress in recruiting a US National Park Service workforce that reflects the increasingly diverse and multi-cultural American public. This VIP aims to establish a GT Public Innovation Center (PIC) as a means to increase the diversity and career opportunities with the National Park Service and other federal agencies, starting with Yellowstone....

  • This VIP takes as its main focus Georgia Tech’s new Living Building – the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design – and its efforts to advance social equity as a key part of building and operating a sustainable building. Within the Living Building Challenge (LBC), we focus on improving - and re-defining - the

  • 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...

  • To stimulate the development of advanced vehicle technologies that reduce the overall impact of transportation on the environment

  • Goals: Use engineering design and development skills for solving social problems and meeting social needs.

  • We are currently developing a drone delivery system that could be used to deliver small packages on Georgia Tech campus. Assembly of the drone and implementation of package pickup mechanism are nearly complete. Flight testing will begin soon. Upcoming tasks include development of consumer delivery app, construction of delivery station prototype, planning and performance of flight testing,...

  • At Georgia Tech, we live in an incubator for problem solving, scientific inquiry, and technological innovation, but the public at large is surprisingly ignorant about the STEM disciplines. We will build the Georgia Tech Mobile STEM Laboratory - a sustainable and continually growing infrastructure we’ll use to measurably impact this ignorance regionally and nationally. Ultimately, we’ll have...

  • Robotics has the potential to revolutionize inspection and harvesting tasks on commodity farms (corn, soybeans, and wheat) and high-value specialty farms (fruits and nuts). This is true from the standpoints of labor, economics, early disease detection, and crop assessment. Specialty farms stand to benefit the most because the tending and harvesting of their crops still require significant...

  • There is a need for the development of new techniques to aide in the conservation of wildlife to prevent extinction and the decrease of biodiversity. Examples of such techniques include the use of drones to mitigate rhino poaching or low-cost equipment that can deter elephants...

  • To address the unique clinical needs of resource-limited environments through the development of equipment and apps that support (and can be maintained by) local hospitals. A key design constraint will be the use of equipment and technologies that can be maintained and repaired by the hospitals that use them. This includes using locally sourced equipment and developing apps that can run on...

  • 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...

  • Creation and analysis of a repository of humor collected via crowdsourcing and social network integration.

  • To enhance spectrum utilization, enable improved use of smart devices (smartphones, tablets), and create intelligent mechanisms for debugging, monitoring, policing and enhancing all types of wireless communications through the use of software defined radio techniques.

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