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Robotics News Highlights

External News Alert | Hitachi Begins Testing of 5G Powered Industrial IoT Solutions at its Silicon Valley Research Center in California, USA

Researchers at Ericsson using GT co-developed Hitachi robotics
Researchers exploring 5G use cases with a robotic arm
at the Silicon Valley Research Center

In a major step forward on this front, Hitachi America has partnered with Ericsson to install a dedicated 5G network in its Silicon Valley Research Center in Santa Clara, California. With this network, Hitachi America will be able to validate new 5G technologies and related solutions it is developing to generate an understanding of their potential value to customers. Hitachi America intends to start by testing manufacturing solutions using the 5G collaborative teleoperation technology co-developed with Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) and continuing to work closely with Ericsson on joint development initiatives for industry solutions as a result of this new dedicated 5G lab network.


Read the full press release from Hitachi here.

 Session 4 | October 21, 2020
All Seminar Sessions Occur @ 12:15 - 1:15 (EST)
Panel on Applying to Faculty Positions in Robotics
GT Faculty Representing Various Colleges

Abstract: It is a vibrant time in robotics research in both academia and industry. In academia, a little strategy can go a long way in the faculty hiring process, especially in the face of a pandemic. In this panel discussion, we will discuss some of the in-and-outs of applying for (and ultimately getting) faculty positions in robotics.


IRIM's seminar series is video recorded and housed in Georgia Tech Library's SMARTech repository. Additionally, more than five years of historical information about the seminar series is available online.

Industry & Student Virtual Mixer
October 20, 2020 | 4pm - 6pm
Virtual Platform | Georgia Institute of Technology
Registration Opens 8AM October 19th:


Here’s a quick snapshot of the event details:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT
  • Virtual platform
Please download the Career Fair Plus app in for the virtual fair and check out this video demo to see how it works!
Follow these simple steps to ensure you're prepped for success at your upcoming virtual fair!
  1. Visit and find the university/organization hosting your fair
  2. Click the fair you are attending
  3. Browse the list of employers
  4. Click on a schedule that interests you
  5. Select the time you'd like to book a meeting for
  6. Log in or create an account to book the meeting!
The event will open with a very brief introduction to IRIM, including an overview of the many industry engagement opportunities available, followed by short, 6-minute networking sessions with industry representatives.
If you have questions, please email  I look forward to “seeing” you at this year’s event!