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Robotics Lab

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.  

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Georgia Tech is building a new lab that would give researchers and students around the country remote access to its robots.

The new lab, nicknamed the “Robotarium,"will be the first of its kind in the country.

Once it's up and running in 2017, it is expected to be home to 100 ground and aerial swarm robots or drones.

Middle school and high school students as well as researchers across the country will be able to use it for experiments, to upload programming code to work with the robots and to watch the robots in real-time.