U of T Robotics News

Profs. Tim Barfoot, Angela Schoellig and Yu Sun represent the UofT Robotics Institute at ICRA 2019. Photo courtesy Xiaoyu Zhu.

Robotics Institute to strengthen multidisciplinary research at U of T Engineering

May 30, 2019

The new University of Toronto Robotics Institute establishes a central headquarters for world-leading robotics research across U of T and beyond.

Prof. Yu Sun's team receives Best Paper Automation award at ICRA 2019 for "Robotic Orientation Control of Deformable Cells" (Changsheng Dai, Zhuoran Zhang, Yuchen Lu, Guanqiao Shan, Xian Wang, Qili Zhao, Yu Sun). Photo courtesy Xiaoyu Zhu.

Two best papers, four award finalists at ICRA 2019

May 24, 2019

UofT researchers presented 25 papers at ICRA this year, covering everything from micro-manipulators to autonomous vehicles and drone swarms, to robot assistants.

U of T Robotics Institute Coming This July

May 17, 2019

Coming this July, the Robotics Institute will evolve into the official central headquarters for robotics at UofT.

No assembly required: Researchers automate microrobotic designs

April 24, 2019

Researchers in Prof. Eric Diller’s lab create magnetized microrobots — the size of the head of a pin — that can travel through fluid-filled vessels and organs within the human body.

In March 2019, Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) visited Yangon, Myanmar to teach a week-long course to 25 engineering, computer science and physics university students. Photo courtesy Jonathan Kelly.

UTIAS professor teaches robotics in Myanmar

March 27, 2019

Professor Jonathan Kelly (UTIAS) recently returned from a week in Yangon, Myanmar, where he partnered with a startup accelerator to teach robotics to 25 local university students.

Xian Wang (MIE PhD candidate) has developed a magnetic nano-scale robot that can be moved anywhere inside a human cell. The tool could be used to study cancer and potentially enhance its diagnosis and treatment. Photo courtesy Tyler Irving.

Researchers create nano-bot to probe inside human cells

March 13, 2019

Researcher’s in Prof. Yu Sun’s lab have built a set of magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision.

Pepper robot. Photo courtesy Liz Do.

Robotics – A Message from Dean Cristina Amon

March 4, 2019

Together with our industrial partners and collaborators, we are designing a future where robots will extend human capabilities and improve lives at home, as well as around the world.

UofT Robotics students win Best Paper Award at IEEE SSRR 2018

September 4, 2018

Students Kaicheng Zhang and Farzad Niroui from Goldie Nejat’s lab win Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (IEEE SSRR).

Prof. Goldie Nejat with elder-care robot prototypes. Photo courtesy Liz Do.

Goldie Nejat’s work featured by The Globe & Mail

August 27, 2018

The Globe & Mail has featured Prof. Goldie Nejat’s work and ideas on how new technology can be used to help a growing population of older people to live independently in their own homes longer.

Prof. Eric Diller's students, Christopher Lucasius and Lucas Botelho, pose with their microrobotics system, which won second place in the “Autonomous Manipulation and Accuracy Challenge” event at the Mobile Microrobotics Challenge. Photo courtesy Microrobotics Lab.

UofT team wins second place in the 2018 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge

June 29, 2018

Prof. Eric Diller’s Microrobotics Lab wins second place in the “Autonomous Manipulation and Accuracy Challenge” event at the 2018 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge.

Urtasun: New algorithm that jointly reasons autonomous driving tasks

June 29, 2018

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s department of computer science and Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) in Toronto have developed an algorithm that jointly reasons about multiple self-driving tasks in as little as 30 milliseconds per frame.

Yu Sun advances to Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems

June 12, 2018

Congratulations to Prof. Yu Sun, who has been awarded a chair advancement to Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Micro and Nano Engineering Systems.