News archive - March 2018

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Top robotics researcher coming to Waterloo from UK

A leading international researcher is joining Waterloo Engineering as part of a federal initiative to attract top-tier scientists and scholars to do groundbreaking work in Canada.

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.​