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A small group of scholars is grappling with what could be the next generation of weaponry: lethal autonomous robots. At the center of the debate is Ronald C. Arkin (Interactive Comp) who has hypothesized lethal weapons systems that are ethically superior to human soldiers on the battlefield. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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Students learn faster when learning from robots that make mistakes. Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Comp) comments on a new study by Japanese researchers. Source: TechCrunch

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Perplexed robots make better teachers. "Anything that gets a person more actively engaged and motivated is going to be beneficial to the learning process," says Andrea Thomaz (Interactive Comp). "So needing to teach the robot is a great way of doing that." Source: The Atlantic

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Students consider the schools on this list as the most technologically advanced in the U.S.  The College of Computing is a pioneer in the “new face of computing” establishing a more diversified engineering discipline. Source: Mashable

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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

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Professors Wenke Lee and Keith Edwards have been named directors of the Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC) and the GVU Center, respectively, College of Computing Dean Zvi Galil announced Aug. 1. Source: Office of Communications

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.

Charlie Kemp (Interactive Comp) and his team are working to build robots that help the disabled with everyday tasks; a stroke victim is already successfully using one of the robots in his home. Source: CBS News

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Researchers have developed an electronic glove that can teach you to play the piano. Dr. Tanya Markow (Interactive Comp) helped create the glove. Source: Marketplace

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Music can affect the way we feel--this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but the Mobile Music Touch (MMT) device created by a group of Georgia Tech researchers, led by Tonya Markow (Interactive Comp) both surprises and delights. Source: PCWorld

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