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Tarzan Robot Swings on Cables to Monitor Crops in the Field

A two-armed robot named Tarzan, swinging along elevated cables could allow farmers to monitor fields continuously at lower cost while avoiding interference with plants.

Electronic Systems Laboratory Team Brings in 50K with Pediatric Medical Device Competition Win

Dr. Jud Ready, principal research engineer for the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS), and Alexandra Lewis, student assistant for ELSYS and a Georgia Tech Biomedical Engineering student, received $50,000 during the "Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!" competition sponsored by the National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI), a FDA-funded consortium.

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Georgia Tech seeks to double Lockheed property in $63 million deal

Georgia Tech wants to double the size of its Marietta footprint by buying and renovating an additional 52 acres from Lockheed Martin for nearly $63 million. Georgia Tech officials pitched the project to the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents on Tuesday. The proposal would expand its Cobb research facility to 104 acres. The expansion of the Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Cobb campus is expected to add about 500 jobs to the 300-or-so existing positions at the campus along Atlanta Road.

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Delta Opens Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech

Delta Air Lines officially opened its new Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility at Georgia Tech Thursday. In a story by Lance Wallace on the Georgia Tech website, school president G.P. “Bud” Peterson says that in this facility, “our students, faculty, staff and researchers will be able to develop products, and it provides Delta an opportunity to collaborate with its partners.” According to the story, the facility was made possible by a $3 million gift from the Delta Air Lines Foundation.

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