News archive - 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Robots, self-driving car featured on Amazing Race

Humanoid robots in an Engineering 7 maze and a self-driving car being developed by a University of Waterloo student design team were featured last night in an episode of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada.

Filmed on campus in early May, the events showcased the state-of-the-art RoboHub and work by WATonomous, and were broadcast in an episode that also included several other locations in Kitchener and Waterloo.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

New robotics technology improves bridge inspections

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.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Top robotics researcher tackles the tough questions

Technical challenges and ethical issues are both on the agenda as Waterloo Engineering researcher Kerstin Dautenhahn continues her work on social and intelligent robots.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Robotics expert named to prestigious Waterloo post

A renowned international expert in human-centred robotics will join Waterloo Engineering in March of next year to lead a major research program.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Waterloo recognized for AI and robotics innovation

An online magazine has recognized the University of Waterloo as one of the five most innovative universities in North America and South America in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

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