News archive - 2019

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, May 23, 2019

Is a robot a social being?

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 Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn is exploring as the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics. Dautenhahn joined the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Engineering in 2018 to establish the new Social and Intelligent Robotics Research Laboratory.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

New research chair aims to develop human-centred robots

An international robotics expert from Germany is joining the University of Waterloo to lead a multidisciplinary research program backed by $10 million in funding from the federal government.

Katja Mombaur, now a professor at Heidelberg University, will take up the new post in March following her appointment to a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

AMC at Waterloo is advancing industry-focused research

The Ontario Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC), a joint partnership between McMaster University, University of Waterloo, and Western University, is helping to accelerate industry adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies, which will create jobs and strengthen the province’s reputation as a leading manufacturing region.

Since AMC was launched in April 2017, nearly 100 companies have benefited from the advanced manufacturing experts and state-of-the-art facilities at Waterloo. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

RoboHub research affiliate awarded fellowship in engineering institute

Kerstin Dautenhahn, a cross-appointed professor of electrical and computer engineering and systems design engineering, was named an IEEE fellow for her contributions to social robotics and human-robot interaction.