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The Food Processing Technology Division (FPTD) develops next-generation technologies to maximize operational efficiency in the agricultural and manufacturing industries. Our interdisciplinary teams of expert engineers and scientists combine their skills to deliver breakthroughs in automation systems, robotics, autonomous systems, advanced sensing, environmental treatment, and energy harvesting. Our goal is to transition concepts into real-world prototypes for ultimate commercial release.

Researchers Look To Nanoparticles For Wastewater Treatment Solutions

Researchers Look To Nanoparticles For Wastewater Treatment Solutions

For many producers, especially those in the poultry industry, treating wastewater is a long and expensive process. Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking at some high-tech options to help the situation.
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A Swinging Robot Named Tarzan is the Future of Farming

A Swinging Robot Named Tarzan is the Future of Farming

GTRI's Senior Research Engineer Ai-Ping Hu and GT Assistant Professor Jonathan Rogers have developed Tarzan, a swinging robot arm that could change the field of agriculture.

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

Piezoelectric Tiles Light the Way for Kennedy Space Center Visitors

GTRI senior research scientist Ilan Stern, and colleagues, are collaborating on a project, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, to build a 40,000-square-foot lighted outdoor footpath demonstrating applications of piezoelectricity for renewable energy.