Faculty Members Present Innovative Technologies

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Following a highly selective application process, two Florida Institute of Technology College of Engineering faculty members were selected to present their technologies and discuss plans for commercialization at the World’s Best Technologies (WBT) Innovation Marketplaces’ ninth annual forum. It was held in Arlington, Texas.

Professor Pierre Larochelle displayed his robotic invention and Adjunct Professor Venketesh Ramamoorthy presented a software security concept.

Larochelle showed off the SphereWalker. The six-legged walking machine uses novel drive mechanisms to offer advantages when used in several industries. These include unmanned military combat vehicles, and entertainment and personal robotics for the home market.

Ramamoorthy explained his new process to construct a set of tables called Substitution Boxes, which are used in encryption to secure computer data for superior confidentiality. He believes the process to be more secure and efficient compared to existing methodologies. The markets for this product include Internet banking, smart cards, movies, music and data.

Florida Tech joined more than 100 companies and technology innovators from around the world in making presentations to hundreds of investors and corporate and national licensees at WBT2011.

The WBT Innovation Marketplace is an annual forum offering a prescreened array of intellectual property emerging from top universities, laboratories and research institutions from across the country.

“We are very pleased that Florida Institute of Technology presented at WBT2011, our forum for institutional investors, angel investors, and corporate licensees, and we support their commercialization goals,” said CEO Paul Huleatt, WBT Innovation Marketplace.

The WBT Innovation Marketplace is a premier showcase for converging revolutionary new energy, life science, nanotechnology, material science and information technologies to seed solutions for current market needs.

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