News

7,Nov 2018

Prof. Nejat speaks on The Agenda with Steve Paikin regarding our research in socially assistive robots for eldercare:

https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/are-robots-the-future-of-dementia-care

 

4,Nov 2018

Prof. Nejat, Shane and Xinyi discuss their research in the ASBLab using the Pepper robt:

https://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/meet-pepper-an-ai-robot-that-will-reduce-wait-times-in-hospitals/

4,Nov 2018

UofT News interview with Prof. Nejat on the impact of the ASBLab research using AI:

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-and-ai-faculty-members-their-research-and-its-impact

21,Sep 2018

The article entitled "DR. GOLDIE NEJAT BUILDS SOCIALLY ASSISTIVE ROBOTS FOR AN AGING POPULATION" was published o Aug. 29, 2018 in the magazine:

https://www.youareunltd.com/2018/08/29/dr-goldie-nejat-builds-socially-assistive-robots-for-an-aging-population/

 

21,Sep 2018

Prof. Nejat gave an interview with the Globe and Mail Newspaper discussing our socially assistive robots. The article entitled "Cylons, they are not. These intelligent and friendly robots are designed to help the elderly live a better life," appeared in the national newspaper on Aug. 26, 2018:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-cylons-they-are-not-these-intelligent-and-friendly-robots-are/

12,Sep 2018

Congrats to Shane!

http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/six-u-of-t-engineering-graduate-students-awarded-150k-vanier-scholarships/

6,Sep 2018

Dr. Alves gave a invited talk at RESNA 2018 in Arlington, VA, on our work on Healthcare and Socially Assistive Robots as part of the Workshop "Smart and Robotic Homes":

https://www.resna.org/news-events/annual-meeting/workshop-descriptions/ws36

10,Aug 2018

Our paper entitled "Robot Navigation of Environments with Unknown Rough Terrain Using Deep Reinforcement Learning," by Kaicheng Zhang, Farzad Niroui, Maurizio Ficocelli, Goldie Nejat won Best Student Paper Award at IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics.

http://ssrr2018.org/program/awards/

10,Aug 2018

Prof. Nejat was a invited keynote speaker for the International Federation on Ageing Global Conference on Ageing on Aug. 9, 2018:

https://www.ifa2018.com/program/speakers/goldie-nejat/

Image Courtesy of Age-Well

12,Jun 2018

Professor Nejat gave a keynote talk at IEEE ICRA in Brisbane on our work on Healthcare and Socially Assistive Robots:

http://icra2018.org/keynote-speakers/goldie-nejat/

9,May 2018

Professor Goldie Nejat was an Invited Keynote Speaker at the International Society for Gerontechnology World Conference in St. Petersburg Florida on May 8th, 2018 and had a chance to talk to Fox 13 News about our Casper robot.

Robots could deliver home-care to aging populations

 

14,Nov 2017

Our Social Robot Casper and Prof. Nejat are featured in the NBC news article Can These Little Robots Ease the Big Eldercare Crunch?

11,Oct 2017

Casper, our socially assistive robot, had the opportunity to greet and explain its functionality as an assistant for older adults to the Minister of Health the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor during her visit to TRI.

picture is courtesy of AGE-WELL NCE

 

18,Sep 2017

Prof. Nejat is featured in the Septembeer 2017 issue of Engineering Dimensions article entitled Welcoming Innovation:

http://engineeringdimensions.peo.on.ca/index.php/2017/09/11/welcoming-innovation/

13,Mar 2017

On Feb. 15, 2017, Casper was the feature in the news story "Robot for Seniors” on Timeline Magazine on Fairchild TV.

 

11,Jan 2017

“Why tiny robots are a big deal for one Ontario Student”

Please see the TVO Link for further details.

31,Oct 2016

https://www.facebook.com/newscientist/videos/10154773488739589/

26,Oct 2016

http://robohub.org/mroberto-the-modular-millirobot-for-swarm-behavior-studies/

http://www.roboticmagazine.com/user-posts/swarm-robotics-study-mroberto

http://www.roboticgizmos.com/mroberto/

27,Sep 2016

Ph.D. student Geoffrey Louie and Tangy the Robot were featured in an article in the Toronto Sun, highlighting the exciting robotics research being conducted at UofT:

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/09/21/robotics-the-next-big-thing-in-high...

7,Sep 2016

Bloomberg TV visited the ASBLab to feature how Brian, Tangy and Casper can be used to assist the elderly as they age:

http://bloombergtv.ca/2016-08-30/news/industries/tech-and-health/the-fut...