Thursday, October 22, 2020

Redirecting master's research for COVID detection

Linda Wang quickly pivoted her work last spring to help develop technology to detect COVID-19.

Wang, who will receive her master’s degree in systems design engineering this week, helped create COVID-Net, now an open-source tool designed to screen coronavirus cases from chest X-ray images. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Smaller brother of TALOS makes its engineering debut

The much-anticipated REEM-C recently arrived on campus and has already started an extensive training program.

The humanoid robot is described as the slightly smaller and lighter brother of TALOS, the full-size black and purple robot that was welcomed with great fanfare at Engineering 7 almost two years ago.
 

Monday, September 21, 2020

Air filtration likely to make dental visits safer

Waterloo Engineering researchers have found that COVID-19 transmission during a dental appointment could be significantly decreased with proper air filtration.

Chao Tan, director of the University of Waterloo's Green Energy and Pollution Control Research Lab, and his team of researchers studied the effects of air purification on particles produced by a patient during scaling and other types of procedures in a Toronto dental office.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Amphibious housing expert shares her vision at TEDx

Elizabeth English, a School of Architecture professor, shared her personal experiences while speaking at a recent TEDxManhattanBeach conference about how amphibious housing can save communities in flood zones.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Robohub featured in Robert Downey Jr. AI series

Waterloo Engineering’s RoboHub is highlighted in an episode of the "The Age of A.I.", a documentary series covering the ways artificial intelligence, machine learning, and neural networks are changing the world.

Engineering 7’s state-of-the-art robotics research, testing, and training facility is profiled in Episode 6 entitled Will a robot take my job?, one of the world’s most googled questions.

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