The UTIAS SFL signs contract with Dubai to build environmental monitoring satellite

The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto reports it has signed of a new contract to provide Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) with a microsatellite for aerosol and greenhouse gas monitoring. SFL’s Next-generation Earth Monitoring and Observation (NEMO) platform technology, which incorporates high-performance ground target tracking capability, is a key enabler for the… Read more »

Profs Angela Schoellig and Tim Barfoot collaborate with Drone Delivery Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada

A new research partnership between academia, industry and government will enable unmanned aerial vehicles — UAVs, also known as drones — to safely find their way back to their launch point, even if their communication or GPS navigation systems fail. The technology could greatly expand the use of drones in applications from delivery of goods… Read more »

Self-driving electric car to be created by new U of T Engineering student team led by UTIAS Professors Barfoot and Schoellig

U of T Engineering’s newest student team will spend the next year retrofitting a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle with visual sensors, robotic components and software that enable it to drive itself. The team is one of eight from institutions across North America selected to compete in the first-ever AutoDrive Challenge™. Sponsored jointly by General Motors… Read more »

UTIAS Professors Tim Barfoot and Angela Schoellig join forces with Drone Delivery Canada and DRDC to develop Next Generation Drone Auto-Pilot Beyond Visual Line of Sight Technology

TORONTO , March 22, 2017 /CNW/ – Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (CSE: FLT), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Sponsored Research and Collaboration Agreement with the University of Toronto and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative… Read more »

Computational Science and Engineering Discussion Group Launched

The Computational Science and Engineering Discussion Group has been officially launched. A special thanks to Professor D.W. Zingg at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) for taking the initiative to found the group. The group plans to organize multilpe events throughout the academic year, ranging from talks from invited speakers to student… Read more »

Professor Angela Schoellig awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship

Angela Schoellig, an assistant professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), has been awarded a 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship. She will receive USD $60,000 over a two-year period to stimulate her fundamental research into machine learning as applied to autonomous aerial vehicles. Full story…

Statement on the Events in Quebec City – Office of the President

January 30, 2017 Our flags will fly at half-mast for a two-day mourning period beginning tomorrow to coincide with the vigils being planned across the University. The University of Toronto community has reacted with shock and sorrow at news of the appalling shooting at a mosque in Québec City. Our heartfelt condolences go out to… Read more »