Congratulations to Dr. Aaron Young on receiving the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award!

Congratulations to EPIC Lab PI, Dr. Aaron Young, on receiving the prestigious NIH Director’s New Innovator Award! Over the next five years, this grant will provide $2.3 million in funding to improve the intelligence of wearable robots for clinical populations, such as individuals with amputation, stroke, and others with locomotion impairments. You can check out the NIH program here and information about the grant awardees here. You can also read more about Georgia Tech College of Engineering awardees here and the School of Mechanical Engineering’s feature on Dr. Young here.

X-Sponsored Scholarship to Work in EPIC Lab Now Open!

Applications are now open for a 3-year scholarship to work in the EPIC Lab, sponsored by X (formerly known as Google X). The X Scholarship is a brand-new program which fosters collaboration between X, the moonshot factory, and Georgia Tech to promote diversity in robotics, specifically at the Ph.D. level. X is a diverse group of inventors and entrepreneurs who build and launch technologies that aim to improve the human condition.

For more information and to apply, visit the link below. Priority will be given to applicants who submit proposals by Tuesday, March 15, 2022. However, the application portal will remain open until April 15, 2022.

EPIC Lab undergrads win international competition!

Congratulations to the EPIC Lab’s Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) team for winning the 2020 VIP Consortium Innovation Competition! Special shout-outs to undergraduates Ji Bok and Luke Donovan, as well as their graduate mentor, Krishan Bhakta, for all of their hard work in creating the video for the competition. To check out their video and to read more about the competition, see this article from the Woodruff School.