UTIAS Led Team Places 5th in International UAV Competition in Maryland

Congratulations to the University of Toronto Aerospace Team, who placed 5th out of 39 teams in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competition last week in southern Maryland. Students from universities all over the world were tasked with designing and operating an autonomous unmanned aircraft to provide aerial photography in a mock… Read more »

Professor Alis Ekmekci Receives Early Researcher Award

Three U of T Engineering professors, including Professor Alis Ekmekci of UTIAS, have received Early Researcher Awards from the Government of Ontario. The ERAs provide as much as $140,000 for promising early-career scientists and engineers to build their teams. “These awards recognize the important contributions three of our promising young professors are already making in… Read more »

Women in Canadian aerospace are making their mark!

31 amazing women, including UTIAS Professors Alis Ekmekci and Angela Schoellig, are included in the Women in Science and Engineering spotlight on Women in Canadian Aerospace. Read their stories, learn about their work & #AeroPassion.

Professor Hugh Liu receives a UofT Inventor of the Year Award

Engineering professors Parham Aarabi (ECE), Richard Cobbold (IBBME, ECE) and Hugh Liu (UTIAS) have been named Inventors of the Year by the University of Toronto. The honour recognizes exceptional researchers who are commercializing new technologies that can benefit society. Read the full story.

Professor Angela Schoellig on why Amazon is testing drone deliveries in Canada

Angela Schoellig, a drone researcher at the University of Toronto, said she and her collaborators at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology tried in two different ways to get licences to conduct drone tests for research in the U.S. and weren’t successful. “And that’s pretty standard,” she said. The researchers ended up doing outdoor tests in… Read more »

PrecisionHawk and UTIAS to Develop Solution for UAV Platforms in GPS-Denied Environments

PrecisionHawk and the University of Toronto today announced a collaboration to develop a solution for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the event of GPS loss or jam. The partnership, named ‘Project Breadcrumb’, will facilitate safe UAV travel even when all other communications or navigations systems are lost. The objective will be to integrate directly into PrecisionHawk’s… Read more »

Drones could keep watchful eye on construction sites

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, act as sensors in the sky and could change the way inspections are carried out, providing a whole new view on construction sites, states Professor Angela Schoellig of the Institute for Aerospace Studies at the University of Toronto.

U of T Engineering receives over $1 million in CFI research funding

Somewhere across a massive water system, a toxic bloom of algae is polluting drinking water. But what’s the fastest way to find it? To U of T Engineering professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS), the answer is flying drones—an entire swarm designed to zigzag across landscapes and spot environmental hazards. Schoellig and her pioneering drone development is… Read more »