The Intelligent Control Systems Laboratory has a long and extensive record of collaborations with academic, industry and government agencies. Our research personnel has worked closely with Honeywell, Siemens and other industrial organizations in the development of the laboratory’s infrastructure. Through donations of equipment and joint efforts, laboratory facilities were installed in the MARC building and other campus locations that serve our educational and research objectives. Funding from the Georgia Research Alliance was served and assisted in the development of the sensing, controls, and robotics components of the laboratory.
The underlying philosophy of the laboratory has been driven by a need to serve students and researchers. The laboratory’s facilities have been used by other Georgia Tech units for the conduct of laboratory experiments and research. Our collaborators within Georgia Tech include the Schools of Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Textile and Polymer Engineering and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
The laboratory’s research collaborators include such industrial organizations as Honeywell, Siemens, General Motors, Northrop Grumman Corp., Boeing Aerospace Co., General Dynamics, Fairchild Control Company, Bell Helicopter, among others. Of special mention is our collaboration over many years with small companies in SBIR/STTR programs. Our research team has assisted all these firms in the development of innovative new technologies. A highlight of this activity is our outstanding relationship with Impact Technologies, LLC which has grown over the years into a productive collaboration for the benefit of students, faculty and the firms personnel.
We have been working with several government agencies towards our common research objectives. Among them are all the services, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, Warner Robins Air Force Base, among others. Industry and government personnel have been attending our short course offerings interacting directly with the laboratory researchers.