U of T Robotics News

UofT Robotics Outreach: Mars Rover Navigation 101 at the NSERC Science Odyssey Festival

May 11, 2021

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. 

Register now for the 2021 Autonomous Vehicle Workshop

May 6, 2021

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”

May 6, 2021

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.

Meet Mihai “Mishu” Duduta, the Robotics Institute’s newest faculty member

May 5, 2021

Mihai “Mishu” Duduta is joining the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Eric Diller

U of T researchers develop first-of-its-kind dexterous microrobots for neurosurgery

April 30, 2021

Professor Eric Diller (MIE) is collaborating with medical researchers to develop dexterous, magnetically controlled microrobots that could perform minimally invasive brain surgery.

Florian Shkurti wins Amazon Research Award

April 30, 2021

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.

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs’ continuum robotics featured in UofT magazine

April 28, 2021

Prof. Jessica Burgner Kahrs. Photo by Nick Iwanyshyn Article first appeared in the University of Toronto magazine. Robots Are Taking on New Shapes How a slender, snake-like device could give doctors new ways to save lives By Andrew Snook April 22, 2021 You might call it “zoobotics.” Jessica Burgner-Kahrs, the director of the Continuum Robotics Lab at U… Read more »

U of T to compete in SAE AutoDrive Challenge™ II

April 13, 2021

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 »

Eric Diller and Yu Sun each receive $50K from Connaught Innovation Awards

April 2, 2021

Two Robotics Institute faculty, Eric Diller and Yu Sun, have each received $50,000 in research funding from the Connaught Innovation Awards.

04.09.2021 HeRo Seminar: Regulatory Issues in Medical Robotics from Health Canada

April 1, 2021

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 »

03-26-21 Dialogue Series: Kathrin Doefler and Brian Ringley

March 19, 2021

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

March 9, 2021

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.

03.08.2021 HeRo Seminar: Thomas Looi

March 3, 2021

Thomas Looi of SickKids gives seminar on Minimally Invasive Robotic Tools – Neurosurgery and ENT

32 UofT Robotics papers accepted at ICRA 2021

March 2, 2021

UofT researchers will present 32 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.

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