Magnus Egerstedt

Executive Director
Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Professor and Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems and Control
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

Phone +1 404 894-3484
Fax +1 404 894-4641 (School of ECE)
Office TSRB 436B
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program -- GT News Center [Jan. 2018]
A lab gives the Public Control of a Swarm of Robots -- NPR Marketplace [Dec. 2017]
Development of Robot Teams Supported by Army Grant -- Ledger-Enquirer [Oct. 2017]
Georgia Tech's New Robotic Swarm for Hire -- BBC News [Sept. 2017]
Robot Cuts Ribbon to Unveil the Robotarium -- Georgia Tech [Aug. 2017]
This Robot Lab Has No Idea What Its Robots Are Doing -- Wall Street Journal [Aug. 2017]
The Robotarium -- [June 2017]
Santos Wins Prestigious Fellowship -- La Vos de Galicia [June 2017], ECE News [June 2017]
Quadcopters with Virtual Top Hats -- Engadget [May 2017], The Weather Channel [May 2017], Forskning & Framsteg [May 2017], Inverse Innovation [May 2017], New Atlas [May 2017]
Chief Robotics Officers? -- Cisco Newsroom [May 2017]
Egerstedt gives talk to King of Sweden -- Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Science [Oct. 2016]
Safe Swarms -- Inside Science [Sept. 2016], IEEE Spectrum [Sept. 2016], [Sept. 2016]
Egerstedt named Executive Director for IRIM -- Georgia Tech [July 2016]
Robotarium release story -- Georgia Tech [Jan. 2016], WABE 90.1 [Jan. 2016], [Jan. 2016]
Swarm robotics podcast -- [Dec. 2015]
Disaster Response Robots on Channel 2 -- WSB-TV, Atlanta [June 2015]
Rescue Robots on BBC -- BBC News [May 2015]
Tablet Swarm Control in IEEE Spectrum -- IEEE Spectrum [May 2015]
Farm Robots in GT Alumni Magazine -- GT Alumni Magazine [Apr. 2015]
Machine Maestros in GT Research Horizons -- GT Research Horizons [Nov. 2014]
GRITSLab wins second place in video contest -- IEEE CSS [Oct. 2014]
GRITSLab in IEEE Spectrum -- IEEE Spectrum [Aug. 2014]
Rowland O'Flaherty's TI MOOC blog -- TI University Program [July 2014]
Swarming robots on BBC Radio -- BBC [July 2014]
MOOC 2.0 -- GT CoE [Apr. 2014]
Robotics for the Masses -- Edsurge News [Mar. 2014]
Dynamic Coverage Control -- IEEE Spectrum [Mar. 2014]
Octopart QuickBot blog -- Octopart [Mar. 2014]
Georgia Power Award -- GT CoE [Nov. 2013]
GRITS on Fox News -- Fox Atlanta [Nov. 2013]
Alumnus of the Year -- KTH [Aug. 2013], KTH Alumni Magazine [Nov. 2013]
MOOC Report -- GT CoE [June 2013]
Guardian Swarms -- Reuters [April 2013]
Rise of the Swarm -- ACM [March 2013]
Online Robotics Course -- Financial Times [Jan. 2013]
Piano Playing Robots -- engadget [Nov. 2012], wired [Nov. 2012], Spiegel [Nov. 2012], Daily Planet [Nov. 2012]
ECE3085 on MTV -- MTVu [Mar. 2012]
Wand-Controlled Swarms -- [Jan. 2012]
Ground-Air Networks -- engadget [July 2011]
Complex Networks -- Nature [May 2011], SceinceNews [June 2011]
Robotic Sword Fighting -- IEEE Spectrum [May 2011]
Formation Control -- engadget [May 2011], [May 2011]
People in Control -- Control Systems Magazine [Apr. 2011]
Bio-Inspired Networks -- insciences [Oct. 2010]
Robotic Marionettes -- Tech Topics [Sept. 2008]
SnoMotes -- Sceince2.0 [May 2008]
DARPA Urban Challenge -- [Oct. 2007]
Control of PCBs -- GT Research news [July 2006]
First Cohort of Faculty, Staff, and Students Complete Diversity and Inclusion Fellows Program, Georgia Tech News Center, Jan. 5, 2018
A university lab gives members of the public a chance to control a swarm of robots, NPR Marketplace, Dec. 25, 2017
Ga. Tech researchers involved in development of robot teams supported by Army grant, Ledger-Enquirer, Oct. 16, 2017
Georgia Tech's new robotic swarm for hire, BBC News, Sept. 11, 2017
Georgia Tech Opens Robotics Lab to the World: Robot cuts a ribbon to unveil the Robotarium, Georgia Tech, Aug. 23, 2017
This Robot Lab Has No Idea What Its Robots Are Doing, The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 15, 2017
The Robotarium: A Remotely Accessible Swarm Robotics Research Testbed,, June 29, 2017
Santos Chosen for La Caixa Fellowship, ECE News, June 12, 2017
Maria Santos Meets with the King of Spain, La Vos de Galicia, June 6, 2017
Virtual ‘Top Hats' Ensure Swarming Drones Won't Crash, Engadget, May 15, 2017
Quadcopters Wear Virtual Top Hat, the Weather Channel, May 24, 2017
Flying Robots Avoid Crashes, Forskning & Framsteg, May 22, 2017
Georgia Tech Just Solved the Problem with "Drone Swarms", Inverse Innovation, May 26, 2017
Are Face-Reading Blimps and Quadcopters in Top Hats the Future of Drone Safety?, New Atlas, May 15, 2017
Does Your Organization Need a Chief Robotics Officer?, Cisco Newsroom, May 17, 2017
The King of Sweden Celebrated with Top Scientists, Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Science, Oct. 21, 2016
Teams Of Robots Coordinate Tight, Crash-less Maneuvers, Inside Science, Sept. 28, 2016
Swarms of Robots Manage to Not Run Into Each Other, IEEE Spectrum, Sept. 8, 2016
After you! - Algorithm enables swarms of robots to work together without colliding, yahoo News, Sept. 8, 2016
Egerstedt named Executive Director for the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, July 29, 2016
Welcome to the Robot Zoo, Georgia Tech, Jan. 16, 2016
Georgia Tech Will Build Open Robotics Lab, WABE 90.1, Jan. 19, 2016
New Lab to Provide Researchers Remote Access, yahoo News, Jan. 18, 2016
Robots Podcast with Magnus Egerstedt,, Dec. 11, 2015
Georgia Tech project could change how rescuers respond to disasters, June 2015.
Swarm robots could be used for future rescue operations, May 2015.
Your Finger on a Tablet Can Control Entire Swarms of Robots, May 2015.
Swarms That Actually Help Farms, Apr. 2015.
Machine Maestros in GT Research Horizons, Nov. 2014.
GRITSLab wins second place in IEEE Control Systems Society Video Clip Contest, Oct. 2014.
Georgia Tech's GRITS Lab is working on swarm robotics, Aug. 2014.
TI partners on MOOC with the Georgia Institute of Technology, July 2014.
Swarming robots on BBC Radio, July 2014.
With New MOOC, Egerstedt Puts Robots in Students' Hands, Apr. 2014.
Georgia Tech MOOC Takes 'Robotics Lab' to the Masses, Mar. 2014.
Dynamic Coverage Control, Mar. 2014.
Educational Robot For Robotics MOOC, Mar. 2014.
Egerstedt honored as Georgia Power Professor of Excellence, Georgia Tech, College of Engineering, Nov. 2013.
"Almost Humans" being created at Georgia Tech, Fox Atlanta, Nov. 2013.
Egerstedt is Alumnus of the Year from the Royal Institute Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 20, 2013
KTH Alumni Magazine, Nov. 2013.
Inside Magnus Egerstedt's MOOC, Georgia Tech, College of Engineering, June 15, 2013
Robot Swarms as Guardians, Reuters, April, 2013
Rise of the Swarm, Communications of the ACM, March, 2013
My MOOC on Control of Mobile Robots in the Financial Times, Jan. 22, 2013
Swarm robots perform classical scores, engadget, Nov. 20, 2012
Tiny swarming robots play Beethoven,, Nov. 26, 2012
Robots swarm for Beethoven, Spiegel, Nov. 27, 2012
Bio-Inspired Swarm Bots, Daily Planet, Nov. 27, 2012
MTV Dean's List, including ECE3085 Introduction to Control, Mar. 26, 2012
Wand-controlled robot swarm inspired by fluid dynamics, Jan. 23, 2012
Khepera swarm robots learn to build a mobile quadrocopter landing platform, engadget, July 28, 2011
Networks dominated by rule of the few, ScienceNews, June 4, 2011
Complex Networks: Degrees of Control, Nature, May 12, 2011
Awesomely Bad Ideas: Teaching a Robot to Sword Fight, IEEE Spectrum, May 13, 2011
Robots learn to march / spell, still not capable of love, engadget, May 7, 2011
Autonomous Robots Move in Formation to Spell Words,, May 9, 2011.
People in Control, IEEE Control Systems Magazine, Apr. 2011
Bio-Inspired Networks, insciences, Oct. 2010
Integrating Robots Into Daily Life, Tech Topics, Oct. 2008
SnoMotes Go Where No One Wants To Tread, Science 2.0, May 27, 2008
Georgia Tech Bounces Back at Unmanned Rally,, Oct. 30, 2007
Closing the Loop: Georgia Tech Researchers Develop New Data-driven Closed-loop control for stencil printers, Georgia Tech Research News, July 26, 2004