Jul 11, 2019
Powerful new robotics technology can improve bridge inspections
Powerful robotics technology developed by researchers at the University of Waterloo makes critical bridge inspections cheaper and more reliable by automating the process.
Jul 10, 2019
How does playing with other children affect toddlers’ language learning?
Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. And toddlers who have more exposure to other children, such as those in daycare, may be particularly good at certain word learning skills.
Jul 9, 2019
New technique developed to detect autism in children
Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children.
Jun 27, 2019
Researchers: Wave goodbye to smart phones that don't recognize gesture commands
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a strategy that could reduce the level of frustration users experience when giving gesture commands to smart devices and smart environments.
In a study that outlines the new strategy, the researchers found that when developing smart devices to recognize gesture input, the adage, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” can be applied to boost users’ perceptions of system reliability.
Jun 26, 2019
Professors need to be entertaining to prevent students from watching YouTube in class
Students think it is instructors’ responsibility to ensure they don’t surf the web in class, according to a new study.
In a recent mixed-method study, researchers from the University of Waterloo surveyed 478 undergraduates and 36 instructors on their perception of technology use in class.