“What I really like about robotics is that you can make a machine that extends human capabilities and the possibilities that we have. ” – UTIAS researcher Prof. Angela Schoellig Full Article: Teaching Flying Robots to Learn
Drone delivery service. Autonomous personal aircraft. Circumnavigating super-ships. These aren’t excerpts from a sci-fi movie script – they’re the future of aerospace. And they were just some of the industry projections that three aerospace leaders shared with U of T Engineering alumni and friends at BizSkule: Next Generation Air Travel.
New research in the Journal of Fluid Mechanics from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) has provided conclusive evidence that reinforces these basic principles and ends a decade-long debate in the field. Full article: New research ends decade-long physics debate about turbulence
Turbulence is present in most flows of economic and social interest, yet it stands as the last unsolved problem in classical physics. Turbulent flows are characterized by swirling motions of different sizes, known as eddies, covering a wide range of scales. Some of the core principles of turbulence theory, relating… Read more »
The Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Award was established to recognize individuals that have made important and substantial contributions in the field of guidance, navigation and control. This award is a lifetime achievement award which is presented biennially. Professor Etkin received this prestigious award “for outstanding achievement in and dedication… Read more »
Hypersonic missiles: Building vehicles that fly at five times the speed of sound is amazingly hard, but researchers are trying. Professor Clinton Groth was interviewed extensively for the story in The Economist. Full article: Speed is the new stealth
Natalie Panek’s 2012 TEDxYouth@Toronto talk was quick to home in on women whose names we know – reality show stars and lingerie models. While the audience was familiar with Heidi Klum and Kim Kardashian, they were lost when she mentioned high-achievers like Melissa Pemberton and Marissa Mayer. For women in… Read more »
On August 13, 2013 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Toronto Aeronautics Team Rocketry Division (UTAT Rocketry) performed a static test fire of their hybrid rocket engine. Named the Bia engine and fueled by a mixture of wax and aluminum, this student-built engine is capable of delivering a… Read more »
On May 15-16 2013, UTIAS hosted the first National Colloquium on Sustainable Aviation. The Colloquium was organised by the Centre for Research in Sustainable Aviation (CRSA), a UTIAS initiative that aims to link academics in a range of fields with industrial end users to catalyse research activity that will lead to greener flight.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council held its Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN) field trials at U of T and York April 17–23. The event featured talks and presentations, workshops, networking events and opportunities for collaborative fieldwork and demonstrations.