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Swarm vs. Swarm: Student Teams Compete in Service Academies Swarm Challenge – with GTRI Assistance

What does the future of air-to-air combat sound like? At this point, it could sound very much like a swarm of angry bees. That's how researcher Michael Day described the recent DARPA Service Academies Swarm Challenge, which pitted mixed groups of up to 25 highly autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on a side against one another in a next-generation version of the traditional "capture the flag" game.

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.

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Bonds for Georgia Tech expansion into Cobb given final approval

Members of the Development Authority of Cobb County gave their final approval Thursday to the issuance of nearly $56.9 million in bonds to allow Georgia Tech to expand operations on part of Marietta’s Lockheed Martin campus. The Atlanta-based university had sought the bonds to buy 32 acres on the northern portion of Lockheed’s property adjacent to Dobbins Air Reserve Base and the Georgia Tech Research Institute, an applied research arm of the school. The funds will also go toward construction, renovations, and equipment at four existing buildings on the site to provide additional research space.

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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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