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The original technical lead on Google Glass, who is currently a Georgia Institute of Technology professor, is now part of a project called FIDO: “Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations.” Source: Fast Company

 

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A multi-university team that includes Georgia Tech's Mike Stilman has been advanced to the next round of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s Robotics Challenge.

A Georgia Tech study, led by Eric Gilbert, of June 2012 activity on Pinterest found that the most common verbs on the social network were "use," "look," "want," and "need," highlighting its potential as a shopping tool. Source: Businsess Insider

 

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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

 

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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

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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

 

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“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

 

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“Most people are not talking about privacy here, they are talking about social appropriateness,” said Thad Starner, who is the director of the Contextual Computing Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology and a technical adviser to the Google Glass team. Source: The New York Times

 

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Among those lucky early adopters with imperfect vision was Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor who, in 2010, was recruited to join a top-secret project at Google's fabled X Lab. Source: Engadget

 

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Since the unveiling of Google Glass, the tech giant's new wearable computing device, a common nickname for its wearers has arisen among skeptics and critics: Glassholes. (Article by Ian Bogost, Interactive Computing). Source: The Atlantic

 

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