News archive - May 2018

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The future of tech at Waterloo

As humans adapt to a future of interacting and working with robots, researcher Brandon DeHart asks the question: “What happens if a 200-kilogram industrial robot falls on a worker in a warehouse?”

While artificial intelligence is making its way into everything from health care to financial services, DeHart cautions there is still a long road ahead before physical robots are seamlessly integrated into our society.

“A robot has to be 1000 times better than humans before we will trust it,” says DeHart, the University of Waterloo’s RoboHub manager and PhD student in the Faculty of Engineering.