Robotics Education at Georgia Tech
A Leader in Interdisciplinary Approaches
Georgia Tech offers the first interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in robotics to students enrolled in a participating school within either the College of Computing or the College of Engineering. A fully integrated, multidisciplinary experience, the program educates a new generation of robotics researchers as well as innovative leaders prepared to make an impact upon entering the workforce.
IRIM serves as the flagship for Tech’s robotics efforts and, therefore, has an integral relationship with many faculty members serving as research advisors to students pursuing the robotics degree. The program includes both coursework and research, with teaching needs served by faculty members in various units across campus.
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Other Initiatives: IRIM Visiting Faculty Fellow
Computer Vision: Looking Back to Look Forward | IRIM Robotics Mini-Course Lecture Videos
Svetlana Lazebnik - Associate Professor; Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
These days, established computer vision professors are given to complaining, with varying degrees of seriousness, that current Ph.D. students do not know any work in the field that pre-dates the “deep learning revolution” of 2012. However, while wholesale amnesia is unquestionably dangerous for the field, from a pragmatic point of view, even the “old guard” concedes that it is no longer necessary to teach historic work that was truly an intellectual dead end. This short course is an attempt to grapple with the question of what “classical” computer vision techniques should be considered a “must know” for researchers entering the field today, and how past trends and approaches should inform the field as it looks poised to enter a challenging phase—continuing its spurt of rapid growth even while the initial momentum from the “deep learning revolution” begins to fade and negative societal impacts of some maturing technologies come into view.
Other Initiatives: Healthcare Robotics
In addition to our Ph.D. program in robotics, IRIM provides leadership in Tech's traineeship program in healthcare robotics.
Accessibility, Rehabilitation, and Movement Science: An Interdisciplinary Traineeship Program in Human-Centered Robotics
Georgia Tech’s multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in Robotics currently accepts students from various engineering backgrounds. Although it does not have a direct focus on health, it provides sufficient foundational knowledge in the core elements of robotics, which includes control, mechanics, perception, autonomy/artificial intelligence, and human interaction.