Living Labs

App Lab

The App Lab is a “hackerspace” devoted to the creation of mobile applications and technologies across a range of platforms. It is equipped with the software and hardware necessary for mobile app development. The App Lab is available for club meetings and classes and hosts tutorials run by both the RNOC and by its outside partners.

Aware Home

The Aware Home is an interdisciplinary research endeavor aimed at addressing the fundamental technical, design, and social challenges for people in a home setting. Central to this research is the Aware Home, a 3-story, 5040 square foot facility designed to facilitate research, while providing an authentic home environment.

Campus Data Collection and Analysis

RNOC works closely with campus units and industry partners, including the Office of Information Technology, Cyber Security, Facilities, and Auxiliary Services to make data available for research and innovation. This includes network and wireless data, transportation and location data, as well as data from living labs we support. Many of these data sources are available via API, while others require special access controls, IRB, de-identification, and/or secured environments. For more information visit the GT Journey site or email RNOC Lab Staff.

High Performance Computing Center

Georgia Tech is breaking ground on the High Performance Computing Center (HPCC) in Technology Square. HPCC will be a diverse space, combining traditional office spaces and retail locations, with collaborative work areas and a computing center. A data center as part of an urban eco-system, HPCC will take advantage of its location in Midtown Atlanta, a walkable, technology and science focused neighborhood, to integrate sustainability and technology.


RNOC maintains a diverse collection of hardware, software, services and other resources to support research and academic projects for the Georgia Tech community. A variety of sensors, mobile and wearable devices, hosted services, and development resources are available for short term check outs for class projects and for long term check out for research projects. For more information stop by the RNOC Lab or email RNOC Lab Staff.

VAPOR - Federated Research Hybrid Cloud

VAPOR is a Federated Research hybrid cloud project led by academic units at the university in partnership with central IT. The data storage layer of the cloud supports research data storage, research data curation, “Dropbox” type solution, a filesystem gateway, and research data repositories.