Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology

Georgia Tech Helps Tucker Middle School Students Win National Award for Anti-human Trafficking Device

With technical assistance from a team of Georgia Tech faculty, students at Tucker Middle School in Tucker, Georgia, have won a combined $80,000 for their efforts to fight against human trafficking. The middle school students were recently named the Community Choice Award Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest—a national competition that challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to address real-world change in their communities.

Wall Street Journal

Violent Tornado in Georgia Destroys One Side of a Street, Spares the Other

A violent tornado hit Newnan, GA, carving narrow streaks of damage throughout the city. John Trostel, director of the Severe Storms Research Center at the Georgia Tech Research Insitute, believes it was a supercell storm that started in Alabama and barreled into Georgia.

Travis Air Force Base

60th Maintenance Group takes page from Delta Air Lines

The 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tesseract, and Georgia Tech Research Institute discussed how adopting a new maintenance process modeled after Delta Air Lines could decrease the amount of downtime during home station checks.

U.S. Army

Army scientists partner with DARPA to develop COVID-19 sensor

A team consisting of researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Cardea Bio, and the University of Georgia is developing a prototype sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the air.

Georgia Trend

Above and Beyond: Aerospace Soars in Georgia

The state’s well-established aerospace community and strong research capabilities, notably the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), made Georgia the ideal headquarters for NXT Communications Corp. (NXTCOMM), a wireless connectivity company Horton co-founded in 2017. He’s now the company’s CEO.

APEX Experience Magazine

To the Maximum: NXTCOMM’s New AeroMax Antenna Will Have Reduced Interference

Aiming to take the technology to the next level, Atlanta-based NXT Communications (NXTCOMM) has designed AeroMax, a new flat-panel electronically steered antenna that uses a fragmented aperture – an innovation developed in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DARPA Selects Teams to Further Advance Dogfighting Algorithms

DARPA recently awarded contracts to five companies, including the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), to develop algorithms enabling mixed teams of manned and unmanned combat aircraft to conduct aerial dogfighting autonomously.

CNN

People obeyed stay-at-home orders, CDC cellphone data shows

Stay-at-home orders issued across the United States in the spring appeared to work at keeping people home, new cellphone data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. The researchers, from the CDC and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, examined those orders and analyzed anonymous location data from mobile devices.

The National Provisioner

Robotics and Automation: Back to the future

For years, Atlanta-based Georgia Tech Research Institute’s (GTRI) researchers have experimented with creating robots that can take care of poultry flocks, so human workers don’t contaminate or introduce disease to commercial poultry houses...Now, GTRI is testing robots’ ability to pick up eggs and mortality from the floor.

The National Provisioner

Repurposing Wastewater

The Georgia Tech Research Insititute, for example, continues to experiment with a Dynamic Filtration System that stops particles before the filter and removes them in a smaller footprint.

WATT PoultryUSA

Labor shortages impacting the poultry supply chain

Ai-Ping Hu, Ph.D., senior research engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, will discuss intelligent automation of bird deboning at the Poultry Tech Summit. Hu says that deboning can conceptualized into three parts: characterizing the non-uniform bird product (using 3D image processing), predicting anatomical structure (i.e., the shoulder joint), and obtaining an optimal cutting path (for the robot to execute to extract the most yield from the bird carcass). 

WATT PoultryUSA

Using real-time data to enable better decisions

The Poultry Tech Summit is presented by WATT Global Media in collaboration with the Georgia Tech Research Institute, USPOULTRY, and the University of Georgia with support from the World’s Poultry Science Association. The event will be held November 20-22 at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. Registration is now open.