Research2Reality Interview with Professor Angela Schoellig

Smart Robots Adapt to the Real World Robotics and automation are already a cornerstone of commercial manufacturing. Predictable environments and repetitive actions make it relatively simple for programmers to teach robots how to behave and perform tasks safely. In the real world, however, robots will need to be adaptive. Angela Schoellig, assistant professor at the… Read more »

Aviation Week article highlights research being done by Prof. David Zingg and Ph.D. student Thomas Reist

Finding Ultra-Efficient Designs For Smaller Airliners Canadians study lifting fuselage for future regional aircraft Aug 22, 2016 Graham Warwick | Aviation Week & Space Technology Designers looking for fuel savings and emissions reductions beyond those possible with today’s conventional tube-and-wing configurations face additional challenges when the aircraft are smaller, such as regional and business jets…. Read more »

TReX Robot Adventures from Prof. Tim Barfoot’s Group

This video shows some highlights from a field test Prof. Tim Barfoot’s group conducted in June 2016 at an old sand and gravel pit in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Tethered Robot eXplorer (TReX) was designed to operate on steep and rough terrain by using a tether that carries part of its load, provides power, and transmits… Read more »

David Zingg named U of T Distinguished Professor of Computational Aerodynamics and Sustainable Aviation

Professor David Zingg (UTIAS) has been named the University of Toronto Distinguished Professor of Computational Aerodynamics and Sustainable Aviation. The Distinguished Professor Award recognizes individuals with highly distinguished accomplishments and those who display exceptional promise. Zingg will hold the professorship for a five-year term starting September 1, 2016. He is one of eight Distinguished Professors… Read more »