Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Waterloo amazes on The Amazing Race Canada

You might have noticed something familiar while flipping through the channels earlier this week.

For the first time ever, the University of Waterloo appeared as a Pit Stop on this season of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada.

In traditional Waterloo fashion, innovative projects and head-scratching challenges designed by students were showcased on Canada’s most-watched summer series.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Is a robot a social being?

What makes a machine more than just a piece of hardware? Do we form relationships with our technology? How should we be teaching robots to act? And what are they teaching us?

These are just some of the questions that Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn is exploring as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics. Dautenhahn joined the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering in 2018 to establish the new Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory.

Read the full article or click through to see a video summarizing this article.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New research chair aims to develop human-centred robots

An international robotics expert from Germany is joining the University of Waterloo to lead a multidisciplinary research program backed by $10 million in funding from the federal government.

Katja Mombaur, now a professor at Heidelberg University, will take up the new post in March following her appointment to a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AMC at Waterloo is advancing industry-focused research

The Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), a joint partnership between McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western University, is helping to accelerate industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, which will create jobs and strengthen the province’s reputation as a leading manufacturing region.

Since AMC was launched in April 2017, nearly 100 companies have benefited from the advanced manufacturing experts and state-of-the-art facilities at Waterloo. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

RoboHub research affiliate awarded fellowship in engineering institute

Kerstin Dautenhahn, a cross-appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering and systems design engineering, was named an IEEE fellow for her contributions to social robotics and human-robot interaction.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Waterloo recognized for innovation in AI and robotics

An online magazine has recognized the University of Waterloo as one of the five most innovative universities in North America and South America in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Professor Dana Kulic joins Monash Engineering

Dana Kulić, RoboHub core research team member and associate professor, will now be joining Monash University to help lead the planning and establishment of a new robotics research facility. We wish her the best of luck in her new position. Below is a short article Monash Engineering published about her joining the university, see their website for the original article.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

TALOS humanoid joins the RoboHub family at University of Waterloo!

PAL Robotics, the robotics system supplier of our newest humanoid TALOS, wrote a post on their blog interviewing our team members about the RoboHub and plans for our TALOS. Visit their website for the original article.

Last week, the University of Waterloo inaugurated the E7 Engineering building, which has an impressive RoboHub with a big family of robots… Amongst which, you can find TALOS! The 32-DoF humanoid robot has joined the RoboHub family, and showed its manipulation skills during the Grand Opening.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Waterloo creates a ‘terrarium for robots’

The Globe and Mail published an article on the RoboHub along with the other facilities in the new E7 building. Visit their website for the original article.

If robotics development is anything like driving a car, the University of Waterloo is about to upgrade to a brand-new Ferrari from an old jalopy.

This fall, students and faculty will be able to access the RoboHub – a purpose-built test facility for a variety of robots, from humanoids and wheeled vehicles to flying drones.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

RoboHub speaks with Brian Bourke, 570 News

To celebrate the opening of the Engineering 7 building our manager, Brandon DeHart, and Professor Sanjeev Bedi went on Kitchener Today with Brian Bourke to discuss the RoboHub and the new Ideas Clinic facility. The full show can be listened to online beginning at timecode 44:14 or the transcript of the interview is featured below.