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Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University Blend Art and Robotics Through Innovation and Collaboration

By January 27, 2022March 3rd, 2022No Comments

Researchers from the Center for Music Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) recently teamed up with a choreographer and professor of dance from Kennesaw State University (KSU) for a “disruptive collaboration while improving human and robot trust.”

The goal of the experience was to explore new ways of establishing trust between humans and robots by utilizing sound and movement. The experience will create new innovations in dance through cutting-edge choreography as the dancers themselves create new moves and methods of interacting with the robots. The researchers will also develop new programming for the robots that are inspired by the human dancers. The project was led by Georgia Tech professor and director of the Center for Music Technology, Gil Winberg and Ivan Pulinkala, choreographer and professor of dance at KSU.

This collaboration is a perfect example of the power of innovation, the strength of institutional partnerships and the vast benefits of reaching across to different areas of expertise in order to enhance and reinforce programs.

TUFF has had the privilege of partnering with both Georgia Tech and KSU over the years to support the goals of both institutions through the development of mission critical facilities. We applaud both institutions as they reach new heights in their individual innovation communities through key partnerships.