News archive - 2018

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.

Monday, October 29, 2018

A place where robots rule

The Waterloo Record did a piece on the RoboHub on October 29th as part of the coverage around the E7 Grand Opening. Visit their website for the original article.

Pearl Sullivan is standing inside a room where robots will float above the ground thanks to magnetic levitation technology.

As the dean of engineering at the University of Waterloo she is constantly exposed to cutting-edge technology, but the RoboHub takes that to new levels.

Monday, October 29, 2018

E7 opens with a bang, a reveal and a special delivery

Chamath Palihapitiya kept it light but heartfelt during his speech via video when he was announced today as the largest private donor to the new Engineering 7 (E7) building as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate its official opening.

Palihapitiya, an alumnus, venture capitalist and former Facebook executive went on to give his alma mater high praise while explaining why he gave back by contributing $25 million to construction of the seven-storey, 242,000-square-foot building on the east campus.