U of T Robotics News
Congratulations to Binbin Ying and Prof. Xinyu Liu for receiving the Materials Horizons Outstanding Article 2020 award. Binbin was a visiting PhD candidate at the University of Toronto, where he helped to develop stretchy, skin-like sensors that could help lead to advances in wearables, personal healthcare and soft robotics.
UofT Robotics faculty had five papers accepted at Robotics Science and Systems this year, including one best student paper award! Congrats to Animesh Garg and co-authors for their winning paper! See all the robotics papers and talks from UofT below.
UofT Robotics PhDs Anas Mahmoud (above left) and Juan Carrillo (above right) have been awarded the 2021 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (North America Program) for their proposal on sensor fusion for 3D object detection.
Professor Steven Waslander and his collaborators are leading a new project that will transform Toronto into a global hub for research and development related to autonomous driving in winter.
Robotics Institute Faculty will host a panel session titled “Robotics: Why Now? Why U of T?” on June 24 at 1:45-2:45 pm as part of Engineering Research Days at UofT.
Robotics Institute faculty Raquel Urtasun has launched Waabi, a company aiming to bring self-driving tech closer to commercialization than ever before.
The University of Toronto had an excellent showing at ICRA 2021. Robotics Institute director Yu Sun was the program chair of this year’s conference, attended by over 5,000 people worldwide. UofT ranked 9th in accepted papers among universities, an impressive showing and the only Canadian university to make the top 20. See a listing of… Read more »
A student competition as been added to the upcoming AV Workshop (June 15 & 16): the Rydesafely AV Perception Safety Pitch Competition.
A chronological listing of all ICRA 2021 events involving UofT researchers
Robotics Institute professor Maria Yablonina is working on a collaboration with Hassell architects that has just received funding to create a new framework for reconfigurable robotics, going beyond the traditional robotics for space operations.
Which ICRA workshops are UofT Robotics faculty most looking forward to this year? Check out our recommendations to the 2021 edition of the premiere international conference in robotics.
Learn about the Mars rover’s autonomous navigation system and how teams of human experts safely operate it from earth. This talk is available in French and English, and is for all ages and anyone interested in learning more about planetary navigation – no technical background needed.
Come and network with Toronto’s growing AV ecosystem at UofT Robotics’ Autonomous Vehicle Workshop. This two-day event will take place June 15-16 and showcase the latest in Canada’s cutting edge autonomous vehicle technology.
05.14.2021 Seminar: ETH Zurich’s Davide Scaramuzza on “Autonomous, Agile Micro Drones: Perception, Learning, and Control”
Don’t miss Davide Scaramuzza’s seminar coming up May 14 at 1pm ET. Subscribe to our mailing list with your UofT address to join.
Mihai “Mishu” Duduta is joining the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Eric Diller (MIE) is collaborating with medical researchers to develop dexterous, magnetically controlled microrobots that could perform minimally invasive brain surgery.
Robotics Institute faculty member Florian Shkurti won an Amazon worldwide Research Award for his proposal on generating physically realizable adversarial driving scenarios via differentiable physics and rendering simulators.
How a slender, snake-like device could give doctors new ways to save lives
Zeus, a self-driving electric car created by a team of students from U of T Engineering, dominated the first series of the intercollegiate Autodrive Challenge. Now, the team is preparing to compete in the SAE Autodrive Challenge II. (Photo: Chude Qian) By Tyler Irving APRIL 12, 2021 For the last three years, U of T… Read more »
Two Robotics Institute faculty, Eric Diller and Yu Sun, have each received $50,000 in research funding from the Connaught Innovation Awards.
Friday, April 9 1-2:30pm Eastern Description: Jade will be giving an overview on general regulation environment for medical devices in Canada. Greg will be speaking on the necessary technical evidence to demonstrate safety and effectiveness in a medical device application. Safety and effectiveness can be demonstrated through a number of avenues including conformity to safety… Read more »
The Robotics Institute is launching the Dialogue Series. Two speakers will each present on a related topic and engage in a dialogue with each other and the audience. On March 26 tune in for Robotics in Fabrication and Construction.
Rehab & Community Care Magazine reprints our op-ed on how robots can help with long term care crisis
Alex Mihailidis has opinion piece published again; Leveraging robotics will appear in Spring 2021 issue of Rehab & Community Care Medicine, greater reach for robotics solutions in long-term care homes.
Thomas Looi of SickKids gives seminar on Minimally Invasive Robotic Tools – Neurosurgery and ENT