• Game Studio
    Game On!

    Oct 9, 2014

    Students learn that to make video games you have to study them, too. 

  • Google Glass Captioning Image
    Researchers Create Software for Google Glass that Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

    Oct 3, 2014

    A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly into a smartphone. The speech is converted to text, sent to Glass and displayed on its heads-up display. 

  • Ballet Hero Design
    Georgia Tech Envisions a Wearable Computing Future of Many Designs

    Sep 23, 2014

    As wearable technology gains momentum in the commercial sector, Georgia Tech’s research shows a broad number of ways that a wearable future may take shape.

  • Making Big Data Think Bigger

    New York Times — Sep 20, 2014

    Big-data management promises a significant shift in the way decisions are made across the economy. Abundant new sources of data from the web, sensors and smartphones, mined for patterns and insights by smart software, will mean that more and more decisions will be based on data and analysis rather than experience and intuition. One promising area of research is called computational enterprise analytics, and it was chosen this week as one of the central fields in the research agenda of a new nonprofit organization, the Center for Global Enterprise.

  • Forge Hackathon
    Students Organize Tech's First National Hackathon

    Sep 19, 2014

    HackGT will host students from around the country this weekend.

  • Earsketch Jason Freeman
    Georgia Tech awarded NSF grant to combine the arts and computer science in Georgia high schools

    Sep 18, 2014

    The Georgia Institute of Technology has been awarded a four-year, $3 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will expand an innovative approach to computer science education in high schools across Georgia. The grant extends NSF funding of EarSketch, a project that was established in 2011 by researchers in Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. EarSketch uses musical remixes to introduce high school students—especially minorities and young women—to the world of computer programming.

  • Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save

    New Scientist — Sep 14, 2014

    CAN we teach a robot to be good? Fascinated by the idea, roboticist Alan Winfield of Bristol Robotics Laboratory in the UK built an ethical trap for a robot – and was stunned by the machine's response… But robots designed for military combat may offer the beginning of a solution.

  • Thad Starner
    Starner to Showcase Wearable Tech at World Economic Forum

    Sep 9, 2014

    Georgia Tech Professor of Interactive Computing Thad Starner is an invited speaker at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, Sept. 10-12 in Tianjin, China, and will showcase a curated exhibit of wearable computing devices for the more than 1,500 participants from 90 countries. Starner is also a technical lead on Google Glass.

  • Researchers turn Google Glass into health sensor

    Wired U.K. — Sep 4, 2014

    Researchers in the MIT Media Lab and Georgia Institute of Technology have found that Google Glass can correctly detect your pulse and respiration rhythms in real time. The responses were measured using the built-in gyroscope, accelerometer and camera in Google Glass -- no external sensors needed. The real-time physiological feedback could show you what calms you down, makes you afraid, or stresses you out as you go about daily life. Jim Rehg, professor in the School of Interactive Computing, is the faculty lead at Georgia Tech working on the project.

  • Eric Gilbert
    Gilbert Named Fellow in New Partnership for Ethical Online Research

    Sep 3, 2014

    Eric Gilbert, assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, has been named a fellow in the Digital Ecologies Research Partnership (DERP), founded by several prominent online social communities to explore how publicly available data can be used for ethical academic inquiry into the social dynamics of online groups and websites. 

  • Failing Many Times Before Raising $13 Million on Kickstarter

    Washington Post — Aug 28, 2014

    Kickstarter has evolved into such a wealth of start-up revenue that predicting which projects will and will not succeed has become a subject of academic study; in January, research at Georgia Tech led by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Computing) and doctoral candidate Tanushree Mitra concluded that the language of Kickstarter campaigns — including how authoritative and accessible the project so

  • Data Science for Social Good
    Georgia Tech uses data science to promote social good

    Jun 30, 2014

    Sixteen students from around the country are participating in a 10-week paid internship program showing non-profits and government agencies how they can use data to tackle social and societal problems. 

  • Vibrating gloves can teach Braille in MINUTES: Motors attached to knuckles help the brain remember complex touch patterns

    Daily Mail — Jun 24, 2014

    Learning to read Braille - the tactile writing system used by people who are blind and visually impaired - is notoriously difficult. To make this a little easier, researchers have designed vibrating gloves that help people learn to read and write Braille with minimal effort… ‘The process is based on passive haptic learning (PHL),’ said Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor who is also the technical lead on Google’s Project Glass.

  • Tesca Fitzgerald: Made with Code
    Google’s Made with Code Initiative Features Georgia Tech’s Tesca Fitzgerald

    Jun 20, 2014

    Tesca Fitzgerald, who begins her second year in the College of Computing's Computer Science Ph.D. program this fall, is one of 11 women featured in Google’s new Made with Code initiative to champion creativity, girls, and code, all at once. 

  • Meeting the Challenge Exhibit (Video)
    The Future (and History) of Wearable Computing

    May 29, 2014

    A new exhibit curated by Georgia Tech faculty and researchers showcases more than 20 years of research and commercial efforts to bring wearable computing technology into our daily lives.

  • In Training: Not Your Average Residency

    Dance Magazine — May 13, 2014

    Many colleges invite big-name choreographers or companies to spend time on campus, but a dance department residency can sometimes be a superficial affair … Recently, however, colleges have been reimagining the dance residency, developing partnerships that allow students to interact with residents in meaningful ways. Sometimes these programs even reach beyond the dance department, involving scholars from across the campus.

  • Seeking and Sharing Health Information Online
    Georgia Tech Health Research Reveals Online Search Patterns, New Customized Software

    Apr 23, 2014

    By creating proactive, accessible health and wellness technologies, Georgia Tech has taken significant steps in enabling people to control their own health to greater, more effective degrees. Highlighting Georgia Tech’s health research strategy are three projects focused on personal technologies and networked computing tools designed to radically change how users interact with health care information and systems. 

  • INFOGRAPHIC: Do You Read Terms of Service? Maybe You Should
    Do You Read Terms of Service? Maybe You Should

    Apr 21, 2014

    A Georgia Tech study included the 30 most-trafficked online social media sites and fan creation communities and found that a majority of them required users to grant the websites nonexclusive, worldwide and royalty-free use of content. Researchers identified 11 licenses and 15 rights users grant companies when posting content.

  • Captioning on Glass Demonstrates at Convergence Innovation Competition
    Convergence Innovation Competition Winners Address Connectedness of Everyday Life

    Apr 16, 2014

    "Captioning On Glass" won two awards during the 10th annual competition.

  • Can Social Media Help Direct Mental Health Aid?

    NBC News — Mar 16, 2014

    A new analysis of two years of Twitter data from four cities in Mexico investigates how communities are reacting to the horrors of the drug war after years of bloodshed.The conflict between Mexican drug cartels and the government is marked by feuds between rival drug lords and clashes with law enforcement and vigilante groups. The research is led by MunMun De Choudhury (Interactive Computing) and based on work accepted to CHI 2014, April 26-May 1.

  • Robotic Drumming Prosthesis 1
    Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

    Mar 5, 2014

  • OneBusAway screenshot
    OneBusAway App Now Tracks MARTA Trains in Real Time

    Mar 5, 2014

    The mobile app OneBusAway, which tracks public transportation in real time, now includes arrival times for MARTA trains in addition to the MARTA buses and Georgia Tech shuttles already featured in the app. 

  • This robotic prosthesis gives drummers a third arm

    engadget — Mar 5, 2014

    For many drummers, losing part of an arm could represent a career-ending tragedy. Not Jason Barnes, however. Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg has built a robotic prosthesis that not only restores much of Barnes' musical prowess, but effectively gives him a third arm. The wearable offers direct control of one drumstick using bicep muscles; a second, automated drumstick monitors Barnes' timing and plays in sync at a customizable pace, creating a sound that ordinary humans can't match.

  • Magnifying glass

    Atlanta Magazine — Mar 1, 2014

    Thad Starner has been wearing some kind of computer on his head for twenty years. Now the Georgia Tech professor and Google Glass pioneer wants the world to join him.

  • Online creators might not know what ‘fair use’ really means

    techgeek — Feb 20, 2014

    The internet has fostered a remix culture for my generation – where people make use of existing copyrighted content to produce their own works. From remixes of songs, fan fiction and art of Sherlock, to even mashups of movie trailers – all of them exist because of the ‘fair use’ provision in the American copyright regime.

    However, a new report by Georgia Tech – titled Remixers’ Understandings of Fair Use Online - has revealed that the online creators (or “remixers”) may not fully understand the law that protects their use of copyrighted material.

  • Casey Fiesler
    Georgia Tech Study Reveals Copyright Complexities, Social Norms in Online Media Creation

    Feb 18, 2014

    In the age of mashups, fan fiction and content sharing, online media creation has spurred new complexities in copyright, effectively turning the legal concept of “fair use” on its ear, according to a new study from Georgia Tech.

  • How Politics Divide Facebook Friendships

    Jan 29, 2014

    A new study suggests that politics are the great divider on social media. People who think the majority of their friends have differing opinions than their own engage less on Facebook. For those who choose to stay logged in and politically active, the research found that most tend to stick in their own circles, ignore those on the other side and become more polarized.

  • Will You Share Your Opinion of Obama on Facebook?

    NBC News — Jan 29, 2014

    “People are mainly friends with those who share similar values and interests" in a "phenomenon called homophily," wrote Catherine Grevet, the Georgia Tech Ph.D. student who led the study. "But that means they rarely interact with the few friends with differing opinions." Source: NBC News

  • The long-term effects of ugly political discussions on Facebook

    ars technica — Jan 29, 2014

    Political discussions on Facebook are, in fact, undermining both people’s relationships and use of the website. A new study from researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Catherine Grevet and Eric Gilbert in the comp.social lab) and the Univeristy of Minnesota found that users who try to talk about politics on Facebook are often surprised by the political opinions of their acquaintances. And researchers say that a diverse set of opinions among a user's friends makes everyone want to speak up less.

  • How to Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Much, Much Shorter

    Atlantic Cities — Jan 22, 2014

    The wait for the bus is the worst wait. It's worse than the wait to get to the front of the checkout line at Trader Joe's – there at least the endgame is within sight. ... Kari Watkins (CEE) and Brian Ferris developed the transit-tracking app OneBusAway, which provides real-time arrival information for buses and trains in Seattle, New York, Atlanta, and Tampa.

  • Kickstarter Phrases that Pay (and Don't)
    Georgia Tech Researchers Reveal Phrases that Pay on Kickstarter

    Jan 14, 2014

    Researchers at Georgia Tech studying the burgeoning phenomenon of crowdfunding have learned that the language used in online fundraising hold surprisingly predictive power about the success of such campaigns.

  • Tech's Gender and Race Gap Starts in High School

    Atlantic — Jan 10, 2014

    According to data from the College Board compiled by Georgia Tech's Barbara Ericson, only a small percentage of the high-schoolers taking the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam are women. Black and Latino students make up an even lower percentage of the test-takers.

  • A sense of touch makes robots more 'human'

    MSN News — Dec 31, 2013

    Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Charlie Kemp (BME) are developing robots with a sense of touch. They have produced artificial skin that works with computer software to allow robots to physically interact with humans and, as Ben Gruber reports, one man is already seeing the benefits.

    Source: MSN News

  • A Computer Scientist's Unexpected Run-In With... a Shark

    The Huffington Post — Dec 17, 2013

    Thad Starner talks about his work with the CHAT (Cetacean Hearing Augmentation and Telemetry) project, which seeks to allow humans to communicate with dolphins. Source: Huffington Post

     

  • Wearables Pioneer Thad Starner: How Wearing Tech on Our Bodies Actually Helps It Get Out of Our Way

    Wired — Dec 17, 2013

    Can we make devices that encourage in-person, face-to-face communication — while still delivering the data people need, only when they need it? I’ve been making and using wearable computers in my daily life since 1993 and have been a technical lead and manager on Google Glass since its first year in 2010. It may seem like a paradox, but I argue that bringing technology and computing closer to the body can actually improve communication and attention — allowing technology to get further out of the way.

  • No Girls Allowed

    Polygon — Dec 2, 2013

    Long before a video game hits retailers, the marketing machine is already well in motion. Before games like Call of Duty, Madden or Grand Theft Auto are even made, marketers are working with game developers to determine the game's content, how they'll represent it, who they're making it for and how they'll reach that audience.

  • Zane Cochran Teaches Photography in Liberia
    Tech4Good Showcases Semester of Service Learning

    Nov 27, 2013

    Expo will showcase about 30 student projects that benefit nearby nonprofits and community partners.

  • Already Anticipating ‘Terminator’ Ethics

    New York Times — Nov 24, 2013

    A discussion about robots and ethics came during this year’s Humanoids technical conference in October in Atlanta, Ga. At the conference, which focused on the design and application of robots that appear humanlike, Ronald C. Arkin (Interactive Computing) delivered a talk on “How to NOT Build a Terminator,” picking up where Asimov left off with his fourth law of robotics — “A robot may not harm humanity, or, by inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.”

  • Halley Profita
    Exploring Public Perceptions of Future Wearable Computing

    Nov 7, 2013

  • MOOC Instructors Share Lessons Learned

    Georgia Tech News Center — Oct 28, 2013

    Alex Duncan, a master’s student in Human-Computer Interaction, served as a teaching assistant for the Introduction to Psychology as a Science MOOC. 

    Duncan noted that people often think that MOOCs are in competition with face-to-face courses. Actually, the two formats can complement one another by providing opportunities for those off campus to learn and on-campus contingents to make more out of class time because lectures are done online, he said.

  • Humanoids 2013 NAO
    Humanoid Conference Gives Campus a Look at Robotic Future

    Oct 16, 2013

  • Metallic make-up lets you launch drones with a wink

    New Scientist — Oct 16, 2013

    When Katia Vega winks, strange things happen: a miniature drone takes to the air, or a hundred LEDs in her hair sparkle like a Christmas tree. It works because she has developed a range of conducting cosmetics that let her activate electronics with a flip of her eyelids.

  • Tech Square Turns 10 Years Old

    Georgia Tech News Center — Oct 9, 2013

    This October marks 10 years since the grand opening of Technology Square. Read how the largest, most transformative infrastructure project in Georgia Tech history turned a once blighted area into a thriving ecosystem for high-tech innovators and entrepreneurs.

  • Michael Best
    Where in the World are Young People Using the Internet?

    Oct 7, 2013

    A common myth today is that young people are all glued to the Internet, but in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old have been active online for at least five years.

  • Young People Are Not as Digitally Native as You Think

    New York Times — Oct 7, 2013

    A study conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the International Telecommunication Union shows that only 30 percent of people ages 15 to 24 have spent at least five years actively using the Internet, the criterion used to define digital nativism. Michael Best (Interactive Computing, International Affairs) said the findings highlighted a paradox about the concept of digital natives.

  • Best of Atlanta 2013: Georgia Tech's Sonic Generator

    Creative Loafing Atlanta — Sep 18, 2013

    Best of Atlanta 2013: Georgia Tech's avant-garde musical collective Sonic Generator performed Argentinian Martin Matalon's new score for Fritz Lang's Metropolis while the film was projected on the façade of the High Museum in May. (The GVU Center supports Sonic Generator, a fixture at the center's major annual events.)

    Source: Creative Loafing Atlanta


  • Do You Have A Twitter ‘Accent’?

    Here & Now — Sep 4, 2013

    With 500 million users and 500 tweets a day, the social networking site Twitter has changed the way we communicate.

  • Googling Yourself Takes on a Whole New Meaning

    The New York Times — Sep 2, 2013

    Thad Starner talks about the early days of wearable computing and how he helped develop Google Glass. Source: The New York Times

     

  • New Wearable Tech Helps Dogs Communicate With People

    Forbes — Aug 27, 2013

    Thad Starner, technical lead for Google Glass, along with Georgia Institute of Technology professor Melody Jackson and research assistant Clint Zeagler, created FIDO to enable clearer communication between service dogs and their human handlers. Source: Forbes

     

  • Games@GeorgiaTech Website Homepage
    Games@GeorgiaTech Aims to Advance Digital Games Technology and Scholarship

    Aug 22, 2013

    Georgia Tech's stake in the gaming world is a mix of research, education, and culture infused with limitless opportunities for development and experimentation. All this can now be found at the new web portal games.gatech.edu.

  • Georgia Tech Alumni Earn Spots on MIT Technology Review Innovators List

    Aug 21, 2013

    Three graduates of Georgia Tech’s College of Computing earned inclusion this week to MIT Technology Review’s “35 Innovators under 35,” an annual list recognizing people driving the next generation of technological breakthroughs.

  • The Bible Gets an Upgrade

    Jul 29, 2013

    Beki Grinter (Interactive Computing) has studied how people use technology for spiritual purposes and discusses YouVersion, a popular mobile Bible app.

  • FIDO Would Enable Dog-To-Human Communication

    Popular Science — Jul 16, 2013

    Three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working to develop a new piece of technology attire--for dogs.

  • Next in Wearable Computing: A Device for Dogs

    Technology Review — Jul 11, 2013

    At the Georgia Institute of Technology, visiting associate professor Melody Jackson, professor and Google Glass technical lead Thad Starner, and research scientist Clint Zeagler are working on a system called FIDO, which stands for “facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations.”

     

  • Georgia Tech Discovers Secrets to Increasing Twitter Followers

    GPB Blogs — Jun 13, 2013

    The Georgia Institute of Technology has released the results of a study on the patterns of twitter posters and followers. The study of more than 500 twitter users and over half a million tweets shows 9 scientific ways to increase twitter followers. Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting

  • Creative Crowdsourcing Meets Military Training

    Defense News — Jun 8, 2013

    Mark Riedl, an assistant professor of computer science at Georgia Tech and winner of DARPA’s 2011 Young Faculty Award (Riedl is now 37), discusses his crowdsourcing research. DARPA provided $300,000 for Riedl’s two-year project to develop software that uses the wisdom of the crowd to develop training scenarios. Source: Defense News

  • Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers “Killer Existence”

    Technology Review — Jun 4, 2013

    Now being tested by early adopters, Glass is an ambitious attempt to advance “wearable computing.” It’s also a milestone for Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor who has been building and wearing head-mounted computers since 1993. Source: Technology Review


  • Is Coding the New Second Language?

    Smithsonian.com — May 24, 2013

    “What the computer science community has been slow to grasp is that there are a lot of different people who are going to need to learn computer science, and they are going to learn it in a lot of different ways,” says Mark Guzdial. Source: The Smithsonian Magazine

  • Aiding transit in real time

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Opinion) — May 14, 2013

    Given metro Atlanta’s transportation mess, it’s refreshing to find progressive thinkers who are looking to improve things within the existing infrastructure, at little cost to anyone. Kari Watkins is an engineering professor at Georgia Tech who, while at the University of Washington, co-developed a computer application for Seattle transit called OneBusAway.

  • Choose Your Own Sociocultural Training Adventure

    DARPA Release — May 14, 2013

    Mark Riedl (Interactive Computing), with funding through DARPA's Young Faculty Awards (YFA) program, has developed a computer system that can automatically parse and aggregate people’s stories about a given topic and reconstruct variations of those experiences.

  • Google Glass Picks Up Early Signal: Keep Out

    The New York Times — May 8, 2013

    Thad Starner (Georgia Tech), a pioneer of wearable computing who is a technical adviser to the Glass team, says he thinks concerns about disruption are overblown.

    Source: The New York Times

  • How to Own Twitter Like the Biebs

    Cosmopolitan — May 5, 2013

    After looking at half a million tweets for 15 months, Eric Gilbert and C.J. Hutto from Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing have gotten what makes people popular on Twitter down to a science. Source: Cosmopolitan

     

  • Researchers Find Formula for Getting More Twitter Followers

    Daily Mail — May 4, 2013

    Want to know the perfect formula for boosting your Twitter followers? Make sure your tweets are happy, interesting, and don't use too many hashtags. This is according to findings from a study by Eric Gilbert being presented at the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in France this week. Source: Daily Mail

     

  • How to Get More Followers on Twitter

    May 2, 2013

    What do all Twitter users want? Followers – and lots of them. But unless you're a celebrity, it can be difficult to build your Twitter audience (and even some celebs have trouble). Looking at a half-million tweets over 15 months, a first-of-its-kind study from Georgia Tech has revealed a set of reliable predictors for building a Twitter following.

  • Study Finds Key Drivers of Pinterest Popularity

    RedOrbit — Apr 25, 2013

  • How Google Glass Makes Life Better

    Mashable — Apr 24, 2013

    Long before it was a gleam in Sergey Brin's eye, Thad Starner was sporting a bulky, comparatively prehistoric version of what would ultimately become Google Glass. Source: Mashable

  • What Drives Activity on Pinterest?

    Apr 23, 2013

    Researchers at Georgia Tech and the University of Minnesota have released a new study that uses statistical data to help understand the motivations behind Pinterest activity, the roles gender plays among users and the factors that distinguish Pinterest from other popular social networking sites.

  • Smart Drones

    The New York Times — Mar 17, 2013

  • Mobile Robotics Lab Gets Squirrelly Modeling Animal’s Tactical Deceptions

    Mar 8, 2013

    To most observers, a squirrel’s behavior may appear completely disorganized, but many researchers—including Ronald Arkin, Regents’ professor in the College of Computing and associate dean for research and space planning—know better.

  • Robot Warriors: Lethal Machines Coming of Age

    BBC News — Mar 4, 2013

    Henrik Christensen (Interactive Comp) and Ron Arkin talk to the BBC about the new era of robot wars. Source: BBC News

  • Balch Introduces UGA to World of MOOCs

    Athens Banner-Herald — Mar 1, 2013

    In some ways, MOOCs are not that different from a large lecture course, where a professor might give presentations to a class of 300 students, said Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp). Source: Athens Banner-Herald

     

  • Happy, Snappy Tweets Gain the Most Twitter Followers

    New Scientist — Feb 27, 2013

    Scientists have boilde down half a million tweets to a few simple rules for gaining a following on Twitter. C.J. Hutto, advised by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), examined the content and retweeting fate of tweets sent by 500 non-celebrities over a 15-month period. Source: New Scientist

     

  • Fitness-Tracking Data: Useful Tool or Dangerous Obsession?

    Denver Post — Feb 20, 2013

    Strava and rival sites such as MapMyRide, TrainingPeaks, Garmin Connect and dailymile tap into the psychological elements that make sports rewarding, says Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp). They exploit people's competitive instincts to get them to ride their bikes faster, or work harder. Source: Denver Post

     

  • Back Rubs, Scrum Simulators, and Robot Theater

    IEEE Spectrum — Feb 16, 2013

    This segment features vides of robots from the Aware Home. Source: IEEE Spectrum

  • What Every Parent Needs to Know About Snapchat

    11 Alive — Feb 15, 2013

    Amy Bruckman (Interactive Comp) talks about the newly popular social media app, Snapchat. Source: 11 Alive

     

  • Can Playing Games Keep You Safe Abroad?

    CNN International — Feb 14, 2013

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) theorizes that a shaky global economy has forced some companies to take a pause from investing in serious games. Source: CNN International

  • Would You Announce Your Email Habits?

    The Chronicle of Higher Education — Feb 7, 2013

    A similar strategy is part of Courteous.ly, which sports the tagline: “if they only knew how much email you have.” This service (which is part of a larger research project by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp)) connects to your Gmail account and counts how many messages you receive. Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

     

  • Researchers Teach Robots Deception by Mimicking Squirrels

    Design News — Jan 30, 2013

    "We have developed algorithms that allow a robot to determine whether it should deceive a human or other intelligent machine and we have designed techniques that help the robot select the best deceptive strategy to reduce its chance of being discovered," said Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp). Source: Design News

     

  • Talking, Walking Objects

    The New York Times — Jan 27, 2013

    Simon is a humanoid robot being developed at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the purposes of exploring intuitive ways for people and machines to live and work alongside one another. Source: The New York Times

     

  • Guns, Violence, Games and the NRA’s Tedious New iOS App

    Time — Jan 16, 2013

    Such a piece on the guns, video games and violence debate (if in fact it’s even fair to qualify it as a debate) was published in The Atlantic late last week, titled “How the Video-Game Industry Already Lost Out in the Gun-Control Debate,” written by video games researcher Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp). Source: Time

  • News as Games: Immoral or Future of Interactive Journalism?

    The Guardian — Jan 12, 2013

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) has been designing and blogging about newsgames for several years. His own studio, Persuasive Games, creates titles for public policy makers, educators and corporations, dealing with current affairs and issues. Source: The Guardian UK

     

  • Colleges Are Warming Up to Online Learning

    The Atlantic — Jan 10, 2013

    There also appears to be some truth to the idea that, as Georgia Tech professor Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) has put it, MOOCs are just marketing for elite colleges. Source: The Atlantic

  • Google Glass Unlikely to Be Game Changer in 2013

    U.S. News and World Report — Jan 3, 2013

    Google has created a level of over-hype and over-expectation that their hardware cannot possibly live up to," Blair MacIntyre (Interactive Comp) told Wired in 2012. "It's going to generate ideas in people and expectations that might not match." Source: U.S. News & World Report

  • Teaching Robots to Deceive

    Forbes — Dec 31, 2012

    Professor Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) and his team reviewed biological research results from squirrels showing how they gather acorns and store them in specific locations. Source: Forbes

  • All the World's a Game, and Business Is a Player

    The New York Times — Dec 25, 2012

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) says the increasing use of games is little more than a fad promoted by marketing hucksters. Source: The New York Times

  • Robots are Already Replacing Us

    Wired — Dec 25, 2012

    To Shimon's creator, robotocist and musician Gil Weinberg (Interactive Comp), the robot is a way of creating new kinds of music we'd never hear otherwise. Source: Wired

     

  • Animal Bluffs Inspire A New Breed Of Deceptive Robots

    Popular Science — Dec 5, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) and his grad students programmed a similar strategy into some wheeled robots, and the tactic worked--the decepticon deceiving robot lured a “predator” to false locations. This could have great practical value in military situations, the researchers say. Source: Popular Science

  • Why Google's Ingress game is a data gold mine

    New Scientist — Nov 29, 2012

    Blair MacIntyre, director of the Augmented Environments Lab in the GVU Center at Georgia Tech, notes how Google's push in AR-themed areas may make for better search results.

  • Are Games Really That Persuasive?

    TechCrunch — Nov 13, 2012

    Noted academic and game designer Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) created a satirical Facebook game named Cow Clicker, for instance, whose purpose was to satirise the dull stupidity of many early social games. Source: TechCrunch

     

  • Glove Can Make You Mozart?

    CNN — Nov 13, 2012

    A glove developed by Tanya Markow (Interactive Comp) can teach people to play the piano and help those with spinal cord injuries regain sensation in their hands. Source: CNN

  • Workplace Gossip: Is All Gossip At The Office Bad Gossip?

    Huffington Post — Nov 7, 2012

    According to a study by Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp), even though negative gossip was 2.7 times more likely to appear in an employee's inbox, all gossip was an important exchange of social information. Source: Huffington Post

     

  • How Twitter Language Reveals Your Gender

    The Boston Globe — Nov 6, 2012

    Simply by looking at these different rates of word usage, Schnoebelen and his colleagues, David Bamman of Carnegie Mellon University and Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Comp) of Georgia Tech, can predict the gender of an author on Twitter with 88 percent accuracy. Source: The Boston Globe

     

  • Georgia Tech and Emory Join Up With Coursera

    The Examiner — Nov 6, 2012

    "It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Georgia Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: The Examiner

     

  • Georgia Tech Joins Push to Post Courses Online for Free

    11 Alive — Nov 6, 2012

    Georgia Tech is joining a revolution in higher education by offering online courses to anyone anywhere for free. "It's hard to imagine a better way to affect more people, to influence their thinking on a subject," said Professor Tucker Balch (Interactive Comp), who's the first at Tech to videotape his lectures, then post them online. Source: 11 Alive

  • Language Lessons Told Through Twitter

    BBC News — Oct 27, 2012

    A new study of how slang expressions spread on Twitter could offer insights into a more general question in linguistics: how language changes and evolves. Jacob Eisenstein (Interactive Computing) and colleagues used statistical analysis techniques to work out how “Metropolitan Statistical Areas” (MSAs) influence each other. Source: BBC News


  • Robots Get Around by Mimicking Primates

    New Scientist — Oct 26, 2012

    By mimicking how primates visualise an unfamiliar environment - a process called mental rotation - researchers are building a new kind of guidance system for robots. Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) is leading the effort to incorporate this technique into software for controlling robots. Source: New Scientist

  • Rescuing Journalism by Reducing it to Mindless Fun

    Innovation Investment Journal — Oct 21, 2012

    Ian Bogost (Interactive Comp) demonstrates an astonishingly intuitive visual interface which enables a journalist with zero programming skill to turn any news story into a plethora of different custom-designed games in seconds. Source: Innovation Investment Journal

  • Brain-Controlled Devices May Help Paralyzed People

    CNN — Oct 18, 2012

    For the millions of Americans who live with paralysis, mentally controlling artificial limbs and mobility devices would be a big step forward toward more independent living. Melody Moore Jackson (Interactive Comp) is trying to make that happen. Source: CNN

     

  • Digital Test for Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

    Gizmag — Oct 17, 2012

    Researchers, led by Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) recently revealed that they are developing a tool that allows adults to test themselves for dementia in the comfort of their own home. Source: Gizmag

  • Tech Uses High-Tech Glasses for Autism Research

    WSB TV — Oct 15, 2012

    Groundbreaking research by Gregory Abowd (Interactive Comp) could be paving the way for the early detection of autism. Researchers are using special gaze-tracking glasses to measure eye contact in children, a lack of which is often a tell-tale sign of autism. Source: WSB TV

  • Gesture-sensing interfaces to rival keyboards and mice

    New Scientist — Oct 11, 2012

    Digits is a "really nice piece of work", says Thad Starner (Interactive Comp), who is also technical lead on Google's Project Glass. Digits is in its early stages, says Starner, who has been using a wearable computer for almost 20 years. Source: New Scientist

     

  • Home-Based Screening Tool Developed for Dementia

    Psych Central — Oct 8, 2012

    Ellen Yi-Luen Do (Interactive Comp) has created a tool that allows people to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. The home-based computer software is patterned after the paper-and-pencil Clock Drawing Test, one of the most commonly used screening exams for cognitive impairment. Source: Psych Central

     

  • Gossip in the workplace serves a purpose, researcher says

    NewsOK.com — Oct 8, 2012

    Of emails sent by corporate workers, about 15 percent contain gossip. The trend spans all ranks of organizations, with the lowest level employees playing a major part in circulating it according to findings from doctoral student Tanushree Mitra and Eric Gilbert (Interactive Comp). Source: NewsOK.com

     

  • Drones Will Soon be Able to Kill during War without Human Assistance

    CBS Local — Oct 2, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) believes that drones will soon be able to kill enemies on their own independently. Arkin added that robotic weapons should be designed as “ethical” warriors and that these type of robots could wage war in a more “humane” way. Source: CBS Local

  • The Next Wave in US Robotic War: Drones on Their Own

    AFP — Sep 29, 2012

    Ronald Arkin (Interactive Comp) believes that countries will inevitably deploy independent robots capable of killing an enemy without a human pushing a button. Source: AFP

     

  • Andrea Thomaz Named "Brilliant 10"

    Sep 17, 2012

  • Unsure robots make better teachers than know-alls

    New Scientist — Aug 31, 2012

    Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Computing) says teaching robots may get students more involved in the learning process.

    Source: New Scientist

  • Barbara Ericson Wins 2012 A. Richard Newton Educator Award

    Aug 24, 2012

  • Free Online Course Will Rely on Multiple Sites

    Aug 24, 2012

  • AI Makes Worms More Informative in Genetic Research

    Phys.org — Aug 20, 2012

    James Rehg (Interactive Comp) and other researchers have released a study on the possible application of machine learning technology, burrowed from computer science, to areas of biology that use microscopic examination of model genetic organisms. Source: Phys.org

  • Animators Bring Life to the Boneless

    Discovery News — Aug 15, 2012

    Animators love to make realistic-looking creatures. Karen Liu, Jie Tan, and Greg Turk (Interactive Computing) presented a paper at SIGGRAPH 2012, detailing a new method of building animated characters, one that makes it a lot easier on the animator, and a lot less expensive.

    Source: Discovery News

  • ACM SIGGRAPH Announces 2012 Award Honorees

    Aug 3, 2012

  • Soft Body Locomotion
    Animation Research Could Offer Unparalleled Control of Characters Without Skeletons

    Aug 2, 2012

    Computer-generated characters have become so lifelike in appearance and movement that the line separating reality is almost imperceptible at times. But while bipeds and quadrupeds have reigned supreme in CG animation, attempts to create and control their skeleton-free cousins using similar techniques has proved time-consuming and laborious.

    Georgia Tech researchers have found a possible solution to this challenge by developing a way to simulate and control movement of computer-generated characters without a skeletal structure, anything from starfish and earthworms to an elephant’s trunk or the human tongue.

  • Playing Politics with Your Smartphone

    Jul 31, 2012

  • Good Vibrations: A Musical Glove That Improves Motor Skills

    Jul 20, 2012

  • Musical Glove Could Improve Mobility After Spinal Cord Injury

    Jul 20, 2012

  • Vibrating Musical Glove Improves Sensation and Mobility in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

    Jul 20, 2012

  • Haptic Glove Gives You Force-Feedback Piano Lessons

    Jul 20, 2012

  • Scientists Create Musical Glove, Improves Sensation in People With Spinal Cord Injuries

    Jul 20, 2012

  • Universities Reshaping Education on the Web

    Jul 17, 2012

  • Former MIT ‘Borgs’ Still Back Wearable Technology

    Jul 16, 2012

  • The MIT Roots of Google Glass

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Hip Hop Tracks Composed With Computer Code

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Using Hip-Hop to Teach Computer Science

    Jul 16, 2012

  • Using Hip-Hop to Teach Computer Science

    Jul 13, 2012

  • New Technology to Detect, Diagnose Alzheimer's

    Jul 10, 2012

  • A Handful of Devs Get Their Hands on Google Glasses

    Jun 29, 2012

  • Shimi the Dancing Robotic Smartphone Dock

    Jun 27, 2012

  • Georgia Tech Launches HomeLab to Help Companies Evaluate In-Home Use of Emerging Health Technologies

    Jun 22, 2012

  • STEAM Funding Endorsed BY NEA

    Jun 19, 2012

  • You Will Want Google Goggles

    Jun 19, 2012

  • The New Stars of Reggae Are Nothing like the Old Ones

    Jun 18, 2012

  • Band Samples Binary Star System’s Sounds for Reggae Tune

    Jun 15, 2012

  • Scientists use (real) stars to make reggae music

    Jun 15, 2012

  • Eugene Medynskiy
    Forbes’ Technology Innovator Pushes for Healthier Decision-Making with App Development Tool

    Mar 28, 2012

    Sending texts or snapping photos on your mobile device may not seem like a clear path to tighter abs, more sleep or a balanced diet, but researchers in the Georgia Tech GVU Center are aiming to change that with a software development tool for health-based applications.

  • Chetty Wins a Best Paper Award at CHI 2011

    Mar 23, 2011

  • GVU Spinoff Food Swapper Wins the Food Find Challenge

    Mar 18, 2011

    GVU spinoff Food Swapper won the Food Find challenge sponsored by the American Heart Association at the upcoming Health 2.0 conference in San Diego. The objective of this competition was to develop applications that help consumers put healthy food choices in the path of everyday life and it was reviewed by judges from Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, the Institute for the Future, and IDEO among others. 
     
    For information about the Food Swapper visit foodswapper.com

  • OpenStudy's Founders
    OpenStudy Aims to Create Worldwide Study Group

    Nov 17, 2010

    OpenStudy hooks up students from all across the globe, making the entire world a study group.

     

  • Sewer Remix
    Transforming Noise into Music with Urban Remix

    Jun 22, 2010

    Participants in Atlanta's Art on the Beltine will get a chance to turn everyday sounds in to music.

  • Kamra
    Developer Preview of the Kamra Mobile AR Browser, at ARE2010

    Jun 1, 2010

    Georgia Tech announces the developer preview of Kamra at the Augmented Reality Event 2010.

  • GT-Rooted Tech Start-Up Acquired by Belkin

    Apr 22, 2010

    Belkin International has announced the acquisition of Zensi LLC, a College of Computing start-up company based on technology that senses and monitors energy use in the home and office. Source: Office of Communications

  • Peter Kinnaird
    Connect 2 Congress Lets You Track Your Senator, One Vote at a Time

    Apr 1, 2010

    Student creates system that makes keeping up with Congress as easy as clicking a mouse. Source: Office of Communications

  • Home Watcher
    Why Is My Internet Slow?

    Apr 1, 2010

    Creating networking tools that anyone can use to monitor Internet speed. Source: Office of Communications

  • Fruit Merchant in Bangalore
    Entertainment Needs Drive Innovative Mobile Phone Uses in India

    Apr 1, 2010

    A new study on how people in India use mobile computing devices suggests that users can devise new and innovative uses for them, if they have sufficient motivation. Researchers found that users often construct elaborate systems to get around technology barriers. Source: Office of Communications

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