This state-of-the-art robotics research and test facility enables innovative research on multi-robot teams with its unique fleet of humanoid, aerial, ground, and magnetically-levitated (maglev) robots. This is essential for a thorough investigation of the opportunities that will come from studying multi-robot coordination.
Each type of robotic platform included in the RoboHub brings its own strengths and limitations, well established through experiment and deployment of the individual systems. The potential to combine ground, humanoid, aerial and maglev robots into highly efficient autonomous teams stands to revolutionize a wide range of industries and have far reaching societal benefits.
- May 29, 2018
"The RoboHub will open new avenues of multidisciplinary research to explore the potential of combined robotic technologies. It will enable researchers to operate heterogeneous robot teams and simulate complex, real-world environments."
"The research team at [the] RoboHub is made up of experts in mechatronics, microrobotics, autonomous robotics, multi-agent networks, magnetic levitation, nonlinear control systems, artificial intelligence, and human-robot interaction."
- Mar. 29, 2018
Kerstin Dautenhahn, one of the founders of the field of social robotics, was announced today as a Canada 150 Research Chair with funding for the next seven years.
Dautenhahn is coming to Waterloo from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, where she is a recognized expert in how robots interact with each other and with people, a key field as robots are increasingly deployed outside traditional manufacturing plants.
- Feb. 15, 2018
The University of Waterloo will be a key partner with leading Canadian companies and sectors chosen to help grow our country’s global competitiveness through significant investments in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced manufacturing.
As part of the Government of Canada’s $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative, Waterloo will take a leading research role in two of the five winning bids announced today. The effort will see researchers and innovators from Waterloo become key contributors in industry-led consortia