News archive - 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

"The Age of A.I." docuseries hosted by Robert Downey, Jr. features robots and researchers from the RoboHub

The Age of A.I. Banner with a human and robot holding hands

The RoboHub played host to a camera crew earlier this year which was busy filming TALOS and a few of our researchers over several days for a YouTube Originals docuseries hosted by Robert Downey Jr. titled "The Age of A.I." (watch the trailer on YouTube).

Monday, November 11, 2019

A glimpse of the future

At the University of Waterloo, researchers are building a world where robots and people work together.

Recently, our friends at The Record visited the RoboHub has part of a larger artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics series called More Than Human.

Click through to see a summary and associated video or read the full article (subscription required) on the Waterloo Region Record at

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Waterloo amazes on The Amazing Race Canada

You might have noticed something familiar while flipping through the channels earlier this week.

For the first time ever, the University of Waterloo appeared as a Pit Stop on this season of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada.

In traditional Waterloo fashion, innovative projects and head-scratching challenges designed by students were showcased on Canada’s most-watched summer series.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

RoboHub collaborators use new robotics technology to improve bridge inspections

Stephen Phillips, a PhD student at the University of Waterloo, works with a robotic ground vehicle used in research on automatin

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new technology to automate bridge inspections for structural defects and deterioration.

The system uses autonomous robots, cameras and lidar to systematically collect data for detection and analysis, making mandatory safety inspections both cheaper and more reliable.

Friday, June 7, 2019

RoboHub researcher investigates if a robot is a social being

NAO robot crouching in a hallway

What makes a machine more than just a piece of hardware? Do we form relationships with our technology? How should we be teaching robots to act? And what are they teaching us?

These are just some of the questions that Kerstin Dautenhahn is exploring as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics and a core member of RoboHub's research team.

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