Industry Affiliates

The IRIM Industrial Affiliates Program provides opportunities for companies interested in robotics at Georgia Tech to engage with faculty and students. IRIM encompasses three strategic research areas: Autonomy, Medical Robotics & Human Augmentation, and  Collaborative Robotics.  




Member: $10,000 

  • Southeast Robotics Symposium – two free registrations
  • Invitation to IRIM Research Showcase during the spring semester 
  • Early access to students in the Robotics Master’s program for required internship
  • Ability post job openings on the IRIM website
  • Recognition of your membership on the IRIM website
  • Branding opportunities with the Georgia Tech Robotics community
  • Variable cost structure based on size of company
    • $250 per year for individual entrepreneurs
    • $250 per year for startups with 10 or fewer employees
    • $500 per year for for companies with employment numbers of 11 to 50 personnel
    • $2500 per year for for companies with employment numbers of 151 to 500 personnel
    • Full Membership cost for companies with greater than 500 personnel

Partner: $25,000 

  • All benefits of being a Member
  • Free Partner Status for companies that fund in excess of $200,000 research in the field of robotics in a given academic year.
  • Seminar and classroom presentation opportunities
  • Invitation to serve on the IRIM Industry Advisory Board
  • Recognition as a sponsor of select IRIM program—to be decided in consultation with the member —such as:
    • SURE Robotics Program:10-week summer research program to attract under represented and minority students to graduate school
    • IRIM Visiting Faculty Fellows Program & Distinguished Visiting Robotics Scholars Program
    • Robotics Outreach Programs: for example; Robotarium Tours & the National Robotics Week open house
    • Robograds: The Robotics graduate student organization
    • IRIM Robotics Seminar Series: technical lectures occurring twice per month
    • IRIM research recognition and faculty awards
      • Outstanding Junior Faculty Member
      • Outstanding Research Contribution
      • Outstanding Graduate Student

Available Technologies in Robotics

Georgia Tech offers a portfolio of available technologies  that can help solve industry R&D challenges. We help Georgia Tech innovations and discoveries benefit the general public by allowing industry to license and continue to develop and commercialize these cutting-edge innovations.