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Engineering Professor Emeritus and alumnae receive Ontario Professional Engineers Awards

May 4, 2022

Three members of the U of T Engineering community have been honoured by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) and Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) with Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. These awards recognize engineers in Ontario who have made exceptional contributions to the profession and to society. Professor Emeritus Roderick Tennyson (UTIAS) received… Read more »

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CASI awarded two UTIAS Professors for outstanding achievements in their innovation and leadership

April 29, 2022

The Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI) Senior Awards recognizes Canadians for their outstanding achievement in aeronautics, space and related technologies. For the 2021 Senior Awards, CASI honoured two UTIAS Professors with the McCurdy Award and the C.D. Howe Award. Professor Hugh H.T. Liu was awarded the CASI McCurdy Award,… Read more »

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Meet the new J. Armand Bombardier Foundation Chair in Aerospace Flight

April 25, 2022

Professor Ömer Gülder of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has been named the new holder of the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation Chair in Aerospace Flight. Professor Gülder succeeds Professor Chris Damaren and the inaugural chair holder, Professor Zingg, who held the chair from 2009. The J…. Read more »

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1974: Canadarm – Making the Impossible Possible

April 22, 2022

Canada is a large land mass with a small population, which from the 1960s forward has been approximately 10% of the population of our neighbour the USA. We have long been used to living in the shadow of this giant, so when it came to the multibillion-dollar US space program,… Read more »

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Apple Machine Learning Research: Learning Spatiotemporal Occupancy Grid Maps

April 14, 2022

Apple in collaboration with the University of Toronto Authors: Hugues Thomas, Matthieu Gallet de Saint Aurin, Jian Zhang, Timothy D. Barfoot From Apple Machine Learning Research: We present a novel method for generating, predicting, and using Spatiotemporal Occupancy Grid Maps (SOGM), which embed future information of dynamic scenes. Our automated… Read more »

Professor David Zingg

Podcast interview: Let’s be real about greening air travel

March 23, 2022

The projection for air travel passengers is expected to double following the pandemic. Will aviation companies be able to provide greener air travel? ✈️ Professor David Zingg (UTIAS) is a guest on What’s The Point podcast, where he discusses the impact of newer aircrafts, long-range flights, R&D, the individual roles… Read more »

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NASA Awards Space Flight Laboratory With Spacecraft On-ramp Contract

March 4, 2022

NASA has awarded three contracts under the on-ramp feature of the Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV (Rapid IV) contract, the agency announced February 10. These multiagency contracts are available to support all NASA centers and other federal agencies. The awardees are: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado QinetiQ Space NV,… Read more »

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Podcast Interview: Flight and Our Environmental Footprint

January 14, 2022

Michael talks to Dr. David Zingg, Professor at and former Director of the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies about how planes contribute to our environmental footprint. Michael and Professor Zingg discuss the impact flight has on greenhouse gas emissions, plane design, biofuels, and other areas of emissions to… Read more »

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Why autonomous vehicles won’t be taking over Ontario’s city streets in 2022

January 4, 2022

The drive to put autonomous vehicles on the market has sped up over the last decade but that doesn’t mean self-driving cars will be truly road-ready anytime soon. “We are way far from that level where a machine can drive like humans in any conditions,” said Amir Khajepour, a professor… Read more »

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The Future is Robotic: U of T Groundbreakers

December 21, 2021

Can tiny, worm-like robots revolutionize the way surgeons work? How will human-robot interactions be improved? Can AI and robotics create self-driving cars that make winter driving safer? These are just some of the questions that interdisciplinary teams of professors and students at the University of Toronto are answering through their… Read more »

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