News archive - 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020

RoboHub collaborators awarded $3 million in federal funding

RoboHub collaborators Ehsan Toyserkani and Mihaela Vlasea, the Directors of the Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing (MSAM) Lab, have received a combined total of almost $3 million in federal funding. The money will be used to purchase equipment to develop and characterize metal additive manufacturing powders and parts.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

RoboHub researchers' COVID-19 tracing app is to be used on airlines

The COVID-19 tracking app developed by Facedrive in partnership with RoboHub Director William Melek and RoboHub collaborator Patricia Nieva is now going to be tested by Air Canada.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

External - Local robotics company founded by mechatronics alumni secures more backing

Waterloo Engineering alumni company Clearpath Robotics has secured an additional US $5 million to fuel global growth of Otto Motors, its industrial division.

The investment boosts the total of its latest round of financial backing to US $34 million following the announcement in June of US $29 million.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

REEM-C arrives on campus to work with RoboHub researchers

Professor Katja Mombaur with humanoid robot REEM-C

RoboHub's very own Katja Mombaur and her team of graduate and post-doctoral students are starting their work with REEM-C, the newest humanoid robot at Waterloo. At 165 centimetres tall and 80 kilograms in weight, REEM-C is described as the 'slightly smaller and lighter brother' of TALOS, the RoboHub's full-size humanoid robot.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

RoboHub collaborator secures $350k in backing gaming technology

RoboHub collaborator Ning Jiang, a Professor in Systems Design Engineering and co-founder of Brink Bionics, has secured $350,00 in seed funding to commercialize innovative technology for the gaming industry.

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