Douglas F. Britton

Douglas F. Britton
Manager, Agricultural Technology Research Program
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Food Processing Technology Division
(404) 407-8829

Doug Britton has more than twenty years of experience in agricultural technology. He has been issued two patents, authored two book chapters, published 19 articles, and delivered 13 invited presentations. 

Recent Publications, Presentation, and Patents

Trade Publications

  • Britton, D.F. August 9, 2010. Poultry 2020: building a vision. Poultry Times. 57(16):4.
  • McMurray, G. and D. Britton. December 2009. Automation to the rescue? WATT PoultryUSA. 10(13):18, 20, 22-23. 

Conference Proceedings

  • Harley, L.R., S. Grullon, J.F. Holmes, S.D. Harbert, and D.F. Britton. 2008. Kinematic analysis of the differences between experienced and inexperienced workers on a poultry deboning operation involving repetitive voluntary motions of the arm and back. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Washington, DC, November 15-19. ON CD-ROM. 

Book Chapters

  • Daley, W.D.R. and D. Britton. 2003. Vision-based quality control in poultry processing. In: Machine Vision for the Inspection of Natural Products. (M. Graves and B. Batchelor, eds.). Springer, London, England. 8, 241-258.


  • Britton, D. 2010. Ideas & technology controls specifically for food processing. Presentation to the Student Symposium at IEEE Conference on Ideas & Technology of Controls, Atlanta, GA, December 14.
  • Britton, D. 2010. Emerging processing technology: research and development. U.S. Poultry & Egg Association Poultry Processor Workshop, Atlanta, GA, May 12-13.
  • Thomas, S., D. Britton, W. Daley, and J. Pierson. 2010. Food processing technology research activities at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. 7th Annual National Agricultural Week in Georgia Kick-Off Celebration, Atlanta, GA, March 16.


  • Harbert, S., B. MacIntyre, D.F. Britton, and D.L. Shaw. June 19, 2012. Augmented reality industrial overline systems and methods. U.S. Patent No. 8,203,603.
  • Daley, W.D.R. and D.F. Britton. March 13, 2007. Systems and methods for inspecting natural or manufactured products. U.S. Patent No. 7,190,813. 
Ph.D. 2006, Georgia Tech
M.S. 1994, University of Tennessee–Knoxville
B.S. 1992, Le Tourneau University
Research Areas