U of T Robotics News

Binbin Ying and Xinyu Liu win Materials Horizons Outstanding Article Award

July 16, 2021

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 at RSS’21

July 16, 2021

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.

Anas Mahmoud and Juan Carrillo receive Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

July 15, 2021

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.

WinTOR: New partnership will train self-driving cars to handle tough winter conditions

July 8, 2021

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 Panel and Poster Session at UofT Engineering Research Days

June 12, 2021

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.

Raquel Urtasun launches Waabi with over $100 million CAD in funding

June 9, 2021

Robotics Institute faculty Raquel Urtasun has launched Waabi, a company aiming to bring self-driving tech closer to commercialization than ever before.

UofT in top ten universities at ICRA 2021, wins best student paper award, and more

June 4, 2021

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 »

Rydesafely AV Safety & Validation Pitch Competition – Register Now!

May 31, 2021

A student competition as been added to the upcoming AV Workshop (June 15 & 16): the Rydesafely AV Perception Safety Pitch Competition.

UofT Program for ICRA 2021

May 27, 2021

A chronological listing of all ICRA 2021 events involving UofT researchers

Maria Yablonina receives funding for space project

May 27, 2021

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.

UofT Robotics’ Guide to workshops at ICRA 2021

May 20, 2021

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.

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

How a slender, snake-like device could give doctors new ways to save lives

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

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