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Grads to Watch 2022

June 16, 2022

With the University of Toronto’s convocation ceremonies on June 16, 2022, U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students, they will join our vibrant, global network of Skule™ alumni, […]

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Another top prize for aUToronto in the first competition of the AutoDrive Challenge™ II

June 14, 2022

U of T Engineering’s self-driving vehicle team, aUToronto, has taken the top spot overall in the first competition of the four-year AutoDrive Challenge™ II. The achievement continues an impressive winning streak for the team, which consistently placed first throughout the original four-year AutoDrive Challenge. AutoDrive Challenge™ II expanded on the concept by […]

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UTIAS researchers design socially aware robots to move safely around people

May 20, 2022

A team of researchers led by Professor Tim Barfoot (UTIAS) has applied a new strategy for robots to predict the future location of dynamic obstacles, allowing them to navigate spaces without colliding with people. The project, which is supported by Apple Machine Learning, will be presented at the International Conference […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]