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Magnus Egerstedt is executive director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech and founder of the Robotarium.
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Georgia Tech researchers have opened a new lab that allows anyone around the world to remotely access and control its robots.

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It’s called the "Robotarium" and the university claims it's the world's first open robotics research lab.

To demonstrate how it works, a few dozen robots sit on what looks like a large air hockey table with a smooth white surface.  

Company Eyes Atlanta For Its New $500M Data Center Campus

May 30, 2017
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Dallas-based CyrusOne Inc. is said to be considering Atlanta for an up to 1 million-square foot data center campus. According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a project of that size could involve an investment of up to $500 million, industry sources said.

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The expansion would mark the entrant of a major player in the crowded Atlanta data center market and prove there is room for further development.

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A global "ransomware" attack that started last week locked thousands of computers in more than 150 countries.

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As a cybersecurity hub, metro Atlanta hosts nearly 100 cybersecurity firms. Some of them are helping affected companies respond to the attacks.

Comcast expects to invest $200 million over the next 20 years in startups at its new accelerator opening at its new regional headquarters near SunTrust Park, called The Farm.
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Comcast will dedicate part of its new nine-story office tower going up next to the Atlanta Braves stadium to a new start-up accelerator program called “The Farm.”

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Toby Krout, executive director of Boomtown, a startup accelerator in Boulder, Colorado, is launching the program with Comcast early next year.  

Centerview Capital Technology, a venture capital firm focused on cybersecurity, is opening its first office outside of Silicon Valley in Atlanta.
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WikiLeaks just released thousands of pages it says details how the CIA spies on people using their smartphones, smart TVs and other devices.

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In Georgia, a hub for cyber security companies and the U.S. military's cyber command operations, experts say it’s the new normal.

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