Monday, October 29, 2018

A place where robots rule

The Waterloo Record did a piece on the RoboHub on October 29th as part of the coverage around the E7 Grand Opening. Visit their website for the original article.

Pearl Sullivan is standing inside a room where robots will float above the ground thanks to magnetic levitation technology.

As the dean of engineering at the University of Waterloo she is constantly exposed to cutting-edge technology, but the RoboHub takes that to new levels.

Monday, October 29, 2018

E7 opens with a bang, a reveal and a special delivery

Chamath Palihapitiya kept it light but heartfelt during his speech via video when he was announced today as the largest private donor to the new Engineering 7 (E7) building as hundreds of people gathered to celebrate its official opening.

Palihapitiya, an alumnus, venture capitalist and former Facebook executive went on to give his alma mater high praise while explaining why he gave back by contributing $25 million to construction of the seven-storey, 242,000-square-foot building on the east campus.

Monday, October 29, 2018

UWaterloo looks to the future of engineering

CTV News Kitchener visited the RoboHub during the E7 Grand Opening celebrations and received an up-close, personal look at our new fleet member TALOS. Visit their website for the original article and for the video coverage. 

The University of Waterloo is hoping to become a pioneer of the next industrial revolution.

On Monday it opened its newest engineering building, Engineering 7, an $88 million project featuring an robotics research and testing facility facility that has technology unavailable to the rest of the world.

Monday, October 29, 2018

RoboHub opens in University of Waterloo engineering building

CBC News stopped by the RoboHub on October 29th to get a sneak peak at the facility before the E7 Grand Opening celebrations. Visit their website for the original article.

A new engineering building complete with a start-of-the-art robotics research hub has opened on the University of Waterloo campus.

Students have been using Engineering 7 since the start of the semester in September, but the school held an official grand opening on Monday to highlight the research that will be done in the new facility.

Friday, October 19, 2018

State-of-the-art robot impresses in RoboHub debut

The latest addition to the RoboHub, a new, state-of-the-art robotics facility at Waterloo Engineering, took its first tentative but impressive steps during an impromptu demonstration this week.

A full-size, electric, humanoid robot capable of seeing, hearing and feeling the world around it via sensors, it also shuffled sideways, waved and took a bow as students stopped to shoot videos with their smartphones through the glass walls.

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