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Monday, March 15, 2021

Research team developing self-walking exoskeletons

Robotics researchers at Waterloo Engineering are developing exoskeleton legs capable of thinking and making control decisions on their own using sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

The system combines computer vision and deep-learning AI to mimic how able-bodied people walk by seeing their surroundings and adjusting their movements.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

PhD students win top honours for hydrology presentations

Two civil and environmental doctoral candidates received outstanding student presentation awards in the hydrology section of the annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

Danyka Byrnes and Robert Chlumsky spoke about their research at the event held online in December. Considered to be one of the premier international geophysical conferences, it normally draws over 25,000 participants.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Redirecting master's research for COVID detection

Linda Wang quickly pivoted her work last spring to 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.

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