Gary McMurray is a Principal Research Engineer and Division Chief for the Food Processing Technology Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. He is also the Associate Director for Collaborative Robotics at Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at Georgia Tech. The Food Processing Technology Division conducts innovative research in sensors for food quality and food safety, robotics, and water/energy sustainability for the poultry and broader agricultural industries. Gary's research has focused on the development of robotic technologies and solutions for the agribusiness community, including the protein and the fruit and vegetable industries. He is an expert in visual serving – the use of vision for the real-time control of robotics, and the author of over 50 refereed technical papers and journal publications in robotics.
Gary serves on the advisory board for Food Waste and Loss for the Foundation of Food and Agricultural Research. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Robotics Industry Association.
Gary received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He has been with the Georgia Tech Research Institute for over 28 years. Gary has been married to Stephanie for almost 20 years (she is also a Georgia Tech grad!) and they have two boys at Dominion. Ben is a junior and Alex is a sophomore.