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A research team from Waterloo Engineering has developed a method for more natural communication between humans and humanoid robots 

Dr. Ewen MacDonald, a professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering and Pranav Barot (BASc ‘21, mechatronics, robotics and automation Engineering, MASc ‘23, systems design engineering), have decreased the response time of humanoid robots in conversations and improved their ability to reorient based on the source of speech. 

Waterloo Engineering professor Dr. Chris Wilson will work with researchers from SNOLAB near Sudbury, Ontario and Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden to investigate the impact of radiation and cosmic rays on quantum technologies.

The collaboration is made possible by a new grant sponsored by the U.S Army Research Office.

Waterloo Engineering retained a place in the global top 40 in the world rankings for 2024 released by global education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

The faculty was rated 40th in the broad category of engineering and technology based on academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and research impact in a field of more than 1,500 universities.

A Waterloo Engineering research team has released new work that shows humans prefer interacting with social robots they perceive to have personalities that match their own.  

This finding was made by Dr. Moojan Ghafurian, a systems design engineering professor,  and Dr. Kerstin Dautenhahn, a professor of electrical and computer engineering.  

Three Waterloo Engineering student teams pitched their innovative business ideas at the Winter 2024 Velocity Pitch Competition and won $5,000 each.  

The winning startups — CELLECT, Grease Tech and PatientCompanion — each delivered a three-minute pitch to a panel of judges in front of a live audience. 

Two Waterloo Engineering students in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) program successfully pitched their ventures at the GreenHouse 31st Social Impact Showcase.  

Adedayo Adefarakan, founder of PharmaChill, received $10,000 and Kevin Shang Ye, founder of Care Connect, received $1,000 in funding from the Social Impact Fund.

The Future Cities Insitute (FCI), a partnership between the University of Waterloo and the Caivan Group, is committed to building prosperous future cities.  

Caivan, a Canadian real-estate developer co-founded by Waterloo alumni Troy van Haastrecht (BASc ’93, civil engineering) and Frank Cairo (BES ’05) donated $10 million to establish the institute.  

Twelve fourth-year student teams from the Faculty of Engineering competed in this year’s Norman Esch Entrepreneurship Awards for Capstone Design. 

They pitched their startup ideas to a panel of judges with six teams winning $12,000 and six winning $5,000.  

An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Waterloo is launching a new battery research centre that will play a crucial role in developing the electric vehicles of tomorrow.

The Ontario Battery and Electrochemistry Research Centre (OBEC), led by Dr. Linda Nazar from the Faculty of Science and Dr. Michael Pope from the Faculty of Engineering, will be Canada’s newest facility tasked with advancing next-generation electric vehicle battery development.