Friday, June 11, 2021

RoboHub-supported student team is ranked best in the world

A team of engineering students at the University of Waterloo, supported by the RoboHub, WEEF, and several other on-campus groups, has climbed to the top of the standings in an international robotics competition.

The UWAT VEX U team, which has been growing steadily since its launch in 2018, has been ranked first among 77 teams from around the world, including China, Mexico, Spain and Morocco, in the VEX U event operated by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

RoboHub collaborator awarded $250k to explore applications of virtual reality for social justice

Professor Oliver Schneider, an Engineering faculty member in Management Sciences and a RoboHub collaborator, has recently been awarded $250,000 under the New Frontiers in Research Fund 2020 Exploration program, which brings researchers from different disciplines together to pursue high-risk, high-reward research projects.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

RoboHub collaborator has 2020 paper chosen as Cozzarelli Prize finalist

Professor Hamad Shahsavan, a RoboHub collaborator in the field of soft robots who recently joined Waterloo as a faculty member, is the lead author of a paper chosen as a finalist for a 2020 Cozzarelli Prize recognizing the top work published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Engineering IDEAs Clinic works with local automation companies to enable hands-on student experience

The Engineering IDEAs Clinic™ has partnered with Inductive AutomationBrock Solutions and Opto 22 to create a small-scale automation project for students to gain hands-on knowledge of real-world equipment and tools.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Robotic Exoskeleton Project featured in Waterloo Engineering article

An exoskeleton research team led by Brokoslaw Laschowski has been featured in a Waterloo Engineering article for their work on developing intelligent controllers for robotic exoskeletons using wearable cameras and AI (see the RoboHub project description for details).

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

RoboHub Manager interviewed about robotics in Waterloo Region

The team at Waterloo EDC recently interviewed Matt Rendall, the CEO and Co-Founder of both Clearpath Robotics and Otto Motors, and our very own RoboHub Manager, Brandon DeHart, about what it's like to study, develop, sell, and use robots here in the Waterloo Region!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Robohub researchers recieve funding for COVID-19 tracking app

RoboHub Director William Melek and RoboHub collaborator Patricia Nieva's app for TraceSCAN has been in the works since the beginning of the pandemic. Recently, the COVID-19 tracking app has gotten provincially funded to accelerate the development of wearable contact tracing technology.

Monday, February 8, 2021

RoboHub researchers investigating whether robots can be used to help level the playing field for children with disabilities

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics, and her team at the Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory (SIRRL) are investigating how social robots can be used to help ensure all children enjoy playing games and sports, regardless of their abilities.

Monday, January 18, 2021

RoboHub mentioned in article on financial impacts of COVID-19

As part of an article exploring the impacts of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program on innovation and technology adoption, RoboHub collaborator Professor Joel Blit mentioned the RoboHub as a potential resource to help Canadian businesses to access and implement cutting-edge technologies.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

RoboHub collaborators awarded $3 million in federal funding

RoboHub collaborators Ehsan Toyserkani and Mihaela Vlasea, the Directors of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Lab, have received a combined total of almost $3 million in federal funding. The money will be used to purchase equipment to develop and characterize metal additive manufacturing powders and parts.