Zyrobotics Wins $750,000 NSF Grant

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant to Zyrobotics, a company that got an initial boost from the Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC).

Launched in September 2013 with APDC support by Ayanna Howard, professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the company is commercializing assistive technology that enables children with limited mobility to operate tablet computers, smartphones, toys, gaming apps, and interactive robots.

Based in the Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, APDC provides a national platform to translate ideas through the product development pathway all the way to commercialization. APDC continues to assist Zyrobotics in an advisory capacity and contribute to Howard’s work as she moves the technology into the marketplace.

Read the whole story here at the Georgia Tech News Center.


Jerry Grillo
Communications Officer II
Parker H. Petit Institute for
Bioengineering and Bioscience


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