UofT team wins second place in the 2018 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge!

Lucas and Chris with the team’s microrobotic system (photo source: Microrobotics Lab) The Microrobotics Lab team of undergraduate students Christopher Lucasius (EngSci 4th year), York Dong (Mech 4th year) and Lucas Botelho (Mech 4th year) won second place in the “Autonomous Manipulation and Accuracy Challenge” event at the 2018 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge. This challenging series… Read more »

IRM researchers make advances with new algorithm for Autonomous Vehicles

From left, U of T researchers Wenjie Luo, Associate Professor Raquel Urtasun, and Bin Yang at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) Toronto (photo by Ryan Perez) A self-driving vehicle has to detect objects, track them over time, and predict where they will be in the future in order to plan a safe manoeuvre. These tasks… Read more »

IRM researchers received RAS Publication Award as Best New Application Paper!

Prof. Yu Sun and his research group received an IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Publication Award at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Their publication entitled “A System for Automated Detection of Ampoule Injection Impurities” was selected as Best New Application Paper. Congratulations!

U of T team ready to compete in the 2018 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge !

The Microrobotics Lab (supervised by Assistant Professor Eric Diller, MIE) is working towards bringing small-scale robotics to the next level. Diller has recruited six undergraduate and graduate students from Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science to compete in the Mobile Microrobotics Challenge (MMC), a worldwide competition that will be hosted at the Conference on Robotics and… Read more »

Prof. Goldie Nejat’s work featured by FOX 13 news

“Robots could deliver home care to aging populations” by FOX 13 mews FOX 13 news 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. Casper, a personal assistant robot from Prof. Nejat’s lab, was… Read more »

2nd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics

The 2nd Summer School on Cognitive Robotics will take place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Stata Center in Cambridge, MA (USA) on July 23-27, 2018. The goal of this unique summer school is to help catalyze the next generation of planning researchers in AI and robotics, to work together to develop robots that… Read more »

IRM joined the official opening of the Myhal Centre !

Luke and Leia robots, from the Autonomous Systems and Biomechatronics Laboratory, joined the auditorium during the inaugural ceremony. The Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics joined the official opening event of the Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship on Friday, April 27th, 2018. Special thanks to Profs. Alex Mihailidis, Eric Diller, Goldie Nejat (IRM Director),… Read more »