News archive - 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Waterloo RoboHub announced as first beta site for Kinova Robotics MOVO mobile manipulator

The RoboHub has been announced as the first beta site to receive a Kinova Robotics MOVO mobile manipulator. Our collaboration with Kinova will focus on fundamental research in human-robot interaction (HRI) and collaborative, heterogeneous robot teams.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sensory Robotics blurs lines with human capability

Assorted hands and arms are starting to overtake Soo Jeon’s office – but he doesn’t mind in the least.

A professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo and RoboHub research affiliate, he is focused on finding a solution to a key issue in the burgeoning field of robotics.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Building a better Rehab Robot for stroke victims

The first few weeks after a stroke – when the brain is best able to rewire and reorganize itself to give victims a chance at recovery – are vital.

Unfortunately, while about 62,000 Canadians suffer strokes each year, of survivors with moderate to severe impairment, only 37 per cent receive rehabilitation in the weeks immediately afterwards.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

External - CPAMI Faculty Member Leads the RoboHub Initiative

Centre for Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) faculty member Professor William Melek will lead the RoboHub research initiative, which is funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the provincial government for a total budget of $4,600,000. CPAMI faculty members, among others in the Faculty of Engineering, will benefit greatly from this innovative facility.