This month Georgia Tech opens the Robotarium, a $2.5 million lab funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Office of Naval Research. The 725-square-foot facility houses nearly 100 rolling and flying swarm robots that are accessible to anyone. Researchers from around the globe can write their own computer programs, upload them, then get the results as the Georgia Tech machines carry out the commands. The researcher later receives video and data from the experiment.
Starting with fall semester classes, all recommendations of the Classroom and Academic Scheduling Task Force are in effect. The changes include use of the new daily scheduling grid and 15-minute pass times between classes.