Dog Days: Man and His Guide Dog Make a Perfect Team
Blinded at 23 by a genetic eye disease, Vincent Martin — a former Paralympic track-and-field star, now a human-centered computing Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech — at first relied on a cane to navigate his daily life. But, in 2011, he realized he needed more help. Enter Karson.
Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a 3-Armed Cyborg
Professor Gil Weinberg has already built a band of robotic musicians in his Georgia Tech lab. Now he’s created a robot that can be attached to amputees, allowing its technology to be embedded into humans.
When he enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the College of Computing five years ago, Vijay Balasubramaniyan never expected to become the CEO of one of Atlanta’s hottest young information security companies.
In 1968, Ron Blum and some fellow Lambda Chi Alpha brothers agreed that they needed a mascot. “We decided to add some class and some pizazz to the fraternity—to get a dog,” he said. “I do not remember who decided that a St. Bernard was the dog of choice.” Since then, the fraternity’s house on Techwood Drive has been home to a procession of six giant, lovable canines