Licensing Georgia Tech Innovations

Georgia Tech offers a large portfolio of available technologies in robotics that can help solve industry R&D challenges.

We help Georgia Tech innovations and discoveries benefit the public by allowing industry to license and continue to develop and commercialize these cutting-edge innovations.

Automation Robots

Available Technologies:
Automation and Logistics

 

ScheduleNet: Advancing Multi-Robot Coordination

Dr. Matthew C. Gombolay | Anne and Alan Taetle Assistant Professor of Interactive Computing

Potential Commercial Applications 

Manufacturing facilities | Warehouses | Smart manufacturing markets | Assembly-line processes


Flight Control System for Miniature Aerial Robots

Dr. Fumin Zhang | Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Miniature aerial robots | Small-size ground robots | Lightweight outdoor robots | Remote-controlled toys


Highly Effective Motion Capture Marker for Small Aerial Robots

Dr. Fumin Zhang | Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications
Robotics | Miniature blimps | Micro aerial vehicles | Small aerial telerobots | VR | Biomechanic measurements

Camera Positioning Mechanism Using Simulated Bio-Vision Actuators

Dr. Jun Ueda | Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications
Robotic vision | Visual target acquisition by autonomous or remote controlled weapons with video/heat seeking sensors | Line of sight/laser tools – surgical “cyber knife”
Charlie Kemp and student with the PR2 Robot

Available Technologies:
Human Centered Robotics

 

Autonomous Indoor Robotic Blimps

Dr. Fumin Zhang | Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Human robot interaction- facial recognition and recognizing human gestures | Aerial Internet of Things (IoT) sensing platform | Guiding groups in large public facilities | Environmental mapping | Scientific research and education


Wearable Robotic Limb

Dr. Gil Weinberg | Professor; Georgia Tech School of Music, Director; Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Potential Commercial Applications 

The system can assist individuals with tasks that normally require more than one person. For example, military personnel, rescue workers, and factory workers would be able to carry heavier loads. The robotic limb may further boost the wearer’s performance with faster, more sophisticated, more delicate, and more dexterous gestures. Medical professionals, musicians and painters may greatly benefit from these enhancements.


Voice-Activated Robotic Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation and Assistance

Dr. Jaydev Desai | Director; RoboMed Laboratory and Professor; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Patients suffering from upper body motor dysfunction: Stimulate recovery at home under the guidance of a medical provider. | Patients with degenerative diseases, stroke, and trauma injury: Ongoing recovery outside of the clinic.

Robot in Vinyard

Available Technologies:
Manufacturing & Agricultural

 

SlothBot: Sustainable Solution for Studying Climate Change

Dr. Magnus Egerstedt | Steve W. Chaddick School Chair and Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Environmental monitoring | Conservation research | Precision agriculture | Autonomous sensing/monitoring equipment

Rehabilitation with assitive orthotic device

Available Technologies:
Medical and Surgical Robotics

 

Near-Real-Time Positioning for Instruments and Tools in Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) and Imaging (MRI)

Dr. Jun Ueda | Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Diagnosis of soft tissues | Treatment and diagnosis of spinal column conditions | Imaging for diagnosis of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration | Intra-spinal injections | Other MRI and MRE applications benefiting from precise and rapid guided positioning of instruments and intervention tools


 

Multiple Degree-of-Freedom Micro-Scale Guidewire

Dr. Jaydev Desai | Director; RoboMed Laboratory and Professor; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Interventional and minimally invasive devices and guidewire | Use for physicians or teleoperatively | MRI, ultrasound, CT, Fluoroscopy, etc. | Vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, etc.


 

Steerable and Flexible Robotic Endoscopic Tool with Instrument-Changing System

Dr. Jaydev Desai | Director; RoboMed Laboratory and Professor; Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

The technology is designed to be used for tool bodies in neuroendoscopy but may be beneficial in any endoscopic procedure where multiple degrees of freedom are needed while keeping the tool diameter small.


 

Microrobots for Neurosurgery Applications

Dr. Azadeh Ansari | Assistant Professor & Sutterfield Family Early Career Professor; School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Potential Commercial Applications 

Neurosurgery for brain tumors, including biopsy of the human brain, targeted drug delivery, and eventually surgical intervention | Other neurosurgical and soft tissue applications.