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Rick Mercer meets the Autonomoose for CBC segment

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The host of the Rick Mercer Report made stops at Engineering 5 and a local test track for a light-hearted look at aerial drones and autonomous vehicles in a segment that aired on the CBC this week.

Mercer opened the six-minute piece by describing Waterloo as a “hotbed of high-tech innovation” and the University of Waterloo as the place “where the tech leaders of tomorrow come to plan not only their future, but ours as well.”

Mechanical and mechatronics engineering professor Steve Waslander and several students played along as the comedian delivered a bucket of chicken via drone and ran alongside a slow-moving Autonomoose, the automated car approved for testing on Ontario roads by a team of University researchers.

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