News archive - 2021

Sunday, August 8, 2021

RoboHub staff help to design and host a RoboEthics Competition for RO-MAN 2021

TIAGo robot

Dr. Brandon DeHart and Alex Werner worked alongside Professor AJung Moon and her team at McGill's RAISE Lab and the Open Roboethics Institute (ORI) to design and host an international competition focused on ethical robots. The competition was held as part of the RO-MAN 2021 conference, whose organizing committee included five faculty and two staff from Waterloo Engineering.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Prof. Dautenhahn on BBC Tech Tent: Should robots should look like humans?

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics and a member of the RoboHub's core research team, was recently interviewed on the BBC Tech Tent podcast about whether or not robots should look like humans.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

WATonomous team wins second place in SAE AutoDrive Challenge

WATonomous vehicle on display

The WATonomous student team, co-advised by RoboHub Director Wiliam Melek and Professor Derek Rayside, has won second place in the SAE AutoDrive Challenge in the final year of the competition!

Monday, June 28, 2021

Professor Amir Khajepour and team launch WATonoBus, the first driverless, autonomous 5G shuttle in Canada

WATonoBus on Ring Road at the University of Waterloo

Professor Amir Khajepour and his team at the Mechatronic Vehicle Systems Laboratory have successfully launched the WATonoBus: the first driverless, autonomous 5G shuttle in Canada!

Friday, June 25, 2021

RoboHub researcher Arash Arami invited to give keynote at CSME 2021

Professor Arash Arami, head of the Neuromechanics and Assistive Robotics Lab and member of the RoboHub's extended research team, will be hosting a keynote talk on June 30th from 4:00 - 4:30 pm EDT at CSME 2021.

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