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The next frontier for robotics? Jazz marimba

Watch out all you well-paid, fat-and-sassy jazz marimba players: Shimon, the marimba playing robot, is after your jobs. Shimon is the brainchild of the Gil Weinberg at the Georgia Tech Center for Musi

Think fast – this system watches you answer questions to make sure you're human

The machines are getting smarter and facial recognition may not be enough to tell you're a human. Machines can make faces, too, but they're not so good at answering questions with them. That could lea

Shape-shifting ‘4D’ printed objects could pave the way for outer space structures

It takes a lot of money to launch stuff into space — even by NASA terms. The cost ranges from around $9,000 to more than $40,000 per pound. With that sort of price tag, weight and space are at a

New 4D prints transform into permanent shapes when heat is applied

New work out of Georgia Tech promises to lend a sense of permanence to shape-shifting 3D printing. The technology, commonly referred to as 4D printing by those in the know, aims to add another dimensi

Georgia Tech outfits its humanoid walking robot with some fancy new kicks

Human locomotion has traditionally been a tough nut for roboticists to crack, but the team at Georgia Institute of Technology looks to be doing so in stride with the DURUS, a humanoid (or, rather, thr

This Robot Falls Like A Cat

Our future robot overlords could have feline cunning and cat-like reflexes thanks in part to research being conducted at Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing.

TC Makers: Check Out The Georgia Tech Invention Studio Where Students Build The Future

When you give Dr. Craig Forest an inch, he takes a mile. The mild-mannered Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Georgia Tech helped set up the Invention Studio on the first floor of a nondescript

Georgia Tech Teams Up With Udacity, AT&T To Offer $6K Master’s Degree In Computer Science, Entirely Online

If there was any question as to Sebastian Thrun and Udacity's resolve to re-imagine higher education in a more affordable, accessible virtual classroom -- or their ability to actually make any real he

Access4Kids Helps Disabled Kids Rock Out On Their Tablets

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

This Robotic Dragonfly Will Soon Flit Into Your Nightmares For $99

Researchers at Georgia Tech have created a robotic dragonfly that can hover, dive, and climb like a real insect. With the help of a $1,000,000 grant from the Air Force, the team has built multiple pro