Music Robot That Composes And Plays

What do you call something with four arms, eight sticks, and no heart? A music robot named Shimon! The two masterminds behind Shimon are Ph.D student Mason Bretan and the director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology, Gill Weinberg. In 2004, Weinberg started work on robot musicians. He released his first version of Shimon […]

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JanSport High-Tech Backpack

The ability to seamlessly thread digital technology into the fabric of garments has completely revolutionized the wearables industry. From Levi’s integrating Google Jacquard technology into its first smart denim jacket to Ralph Lauren equipping its PoloTech shirt with OMsignal technology, clothing, and apparel manufacturers are beginning to weave state-of-the-art sensors into their products – making […]

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3D Tensegrity Objects

On the heels of an already-impressive evolution in 3D printing technology, a Georgia Tech research team is using the Tensegrity method to shape-shift 3D objects from their flattened version to their real-world size. Designed to maximize space on NASA shuttle missions, the team uses hot water at 149-degrees to initiate the transformation from collapsed structure […]

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Backed by $10 million in Series A funding by Japanese venture firm Global Brain, California-based robotics start-up Superflex hopes to solve mobility issues in our aging population. Initially focused on the U.S. market, which will see its 65-and-over baby boomer generation double from 48 million to 88 million in the next three decades, Superflex has […]

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Imagine if you could harness energy by simply walking around in a polo shirt. Or if wearing a backpack during a mid-day hike meant storing energy from the sun. Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a textile that can be sewn into fabric and then used to power gadgets. It does this by […]

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