Tasnim Shamma

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UPS is using new technology to solve an old problem — delivering holiday packages on time

Dec 21, 2018
UPS expects to deliver more than 800 million packages on time this holiday season with the help of new super hubs.
UPS employees sort out packages for delivery on May 9, 2017 in New York. This holiday season, "super hubs," like the one in Atlanta, will help the company deliver 800 million packages on time. Last year, 3 million were late.

Georgia embraces Germany’s apprenticeship model

Jan 26, 2018
Manufacturers are worried they will not have enough skilled workers in the future, so they have started to create apprenticeship programs to train high school students.
Georgia Piedmont Technical College received funding to open a new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Covington. It includes five labs for training in machine tools, electronics, mechanics, automation and process control, as well as industrial wiring and motor controls.
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A university lab gives members of the public a chance to control a swarm of robots

Dec 25, 2017
The Robotarium, a lab at Georgia Tech, allows users to control a swarm of miniature robots remotely, opening up the field to researchers and low-incomes students alike.
The Robotarium has about 100 ground robots that glide along a white surface. Each has a Wi-Fi chip on top and small rubber wheels on the bottom. 
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