U of T Robotics News

31 UofT Robotics papers accepted at ICRA 2021

March 2, 2021

UofT researchers will present 31 papers at ICRA, the premiere international robotics conference this year.

Igor Gilitschenski named Research Scientist at Toyota Research Institute

February 16, 2021

Incoming robotics professor at UTM is also a Research Scientist with Toyota Research Institute

Spotlight on Eric Diller’s research in micro-scale surgery: Feb 3, 2021 @ noon

January 26, 2021

Research Spotlight on RI prof Eric Diller: Micro-Scale Surgery: Using Magnetic Fields to Control Tiny Robots in the Brain and Gut

Xinyu Liu elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

January 26, 2021

Robotics Institute Professor Xinyu Liu has been named Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
(ASME).

03-19-2021 Seminar: UC Berkeley’s Ken Goldberg on the “New Wave” in grasping research

January 18, 2021

Goldberg will give a history of grasping research and present new results from his lab on grasping diverse and previously-unknown objects.

Maria Yablonina moderates “Imagining the Future through Design”

January 15, 2021

Robotics Institute and Daniels faculty Maria Yoblonina will be moderating a discussion with artist and designer Sputniko! about her work at the intersection of design, technology, and storytelling.

HeRo/CREATE Healthcare Robotics Summit

January 12, 2021

The HeRo/CREATE graduate training program at UofT’s Robotics Institute is hosting its first healthcare robotics summit next month, on February 8th and 19th. This will be a broad-based 2-day overview of the scope of Canadian healthcare robotics.

01-11-21 HeRo Seminar: Russ Taylor of Johns Hopkins

January 11, 2021

Russ Taylor of Johns Hopkins University speaks on Human-robot partnerships in interventional medicine and infectious disease crises

Angela Schoellig elected to IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Administrative Committee

January 1, 2021

Schoellig is one of only six new members elected to the RAS Administrative Committee this year. 

Valentin Peretroukhin receives UTIAS’ Top PhD Thesis Award

December 22, 2020

Valentin Peretroukhin was recognized with the Gordon N. Patterson award for the top PhD thesis at UTIAS this year for his dissertation titled Learned Improvements to the Visual Egomotion Pipeline.

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New course alert: Introduction to Healthcare Robotics (MIE 1080)

December 17, 2020

Professor Yu Sun will be coordinating a new course next term as part of the HeRo/CREATE graduate training program from NSERC. The course, Introduction to Healthcare Robotics, is part of the program for HeRo trainees, and is open to all students at the university.

Robotics grad awarded UTM Postdoc Fellowship

December 16, 2020

The Continuum Robotics Lab’s Quentin Peyron has been awarded a UTM Postdoctoral Fellowship Award from the UTM office of the Vice-Principal Research.

Two UofT Robotics champions named to Order of Canada

December 10, 2020

Cristina Amon and James Drake have been named to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highly prestigious award honouring those who have made extraordinary contributions to the nation.

Op-ed on how robots can help with long term care crisis by Alex Mihailidis

December 4, 2020

Alex Mihailidis has published an opinion piece in Healthy Debate titled Leveraging robotics to ease the long-term care crisis. 

12-07-2020 Seminar: MIT’s David Rosen on Certifiably Correct SLAM

December 3, 2020

In this talk, Rosen presents an algorithm that is capable of efficiently recovering certifiably globally optimal SLAM solutions in many practical settings.

12-03-2020 Seminar: NVIDIA’s Dieter Fox on robust manipulation in complex environments

December 3, 2020

Don’t miss Dieter Fox’s seminar coming up December 3 at 1pm ET. Subscribe to our mailing list with your UofT address to join.

Tim Barfoot elected IEEE Fellow

December 1, 2020

IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

Yu Sun wins CSME Award

November 27, 2020

The CSME awards are presented biannually to members of the society for their outstanding contributions to specific areas of mechanical engineering in Canada.

11-23-2020 HeRo Seminar: UCSD’s Angelique Taylor on social navigation for mobile robots

November 23, 2020

Don’t miss Angelique Taylor’s seminar coming up November 23 at 1pm ET. Subscribe to our mailing list with your UofT address to join.

2020 Fall Workshop and 3MT Recap

November 23, 2020

The pandemic put a new twist on our fall student workshop, but we made the most of it. Get the recap here.

11-19-2020 Seminar: Stanford’s Kiril Solovey on large-scale multi-robot systems

November 19, 2020

Don’t miss Kiril Solovey’s seminar coming up November 19 at 3pm ET. Subscribe to our mailing list with your UofT address to join.

Seminar: Danica Kragic on development and open problems in robot perception and interaction

November 18, 2020

Coming up: Danica Kragic’s seminar Perceiving, Acting and Collaborating coming up November 26 at 11am ET, where she will discuss the development and open problems in robot perception and interaction.

11-06-2020 Seminar: Stanford’s Marco Pavone on Safe and Efficient Human-Robot Interactions

November 6, 2020

Don’t miss Marco Pavone’s seminar coming up November 6 at 1pm ET. Subscribe to our mailing list with your UofT address to join.

aUToronto wins SAE AutoDrive Challenge three years running!

October 2, 2020

aUToronto has placed first in an intercollegiate challenge to transform an electric car into a self-driving one — their third consecutive win. The team also took the top overall prize for the most cumulative points over the three years of the AutoDrive Challenge.

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