News

15,Mar 2024

An NSERC Alliance International - Catalyst Grant has been awarded to Prof. Goldie Nejat. This grant aims to develop a deep understanding of the causes of the diffusion of robotics and AI in the health system and analyze their impacts on productivity and performance to ensure the beneficial development and adoption of robotics and AI technologies. Prof. Nejat is collaborating with Prof. Geuna from the University of Torino on this exciting project.

For more info:

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto

 

1,Dec 2023

ASBLab's MASc student Fraser Robinson's research is highlighted in the MIE News article: New intelligent robotic technologies improve independence for older adults managing activities of daily living

https://www.mie.utoronto.ca/new-intelligent-robotic-technologies-improve-independence-for-older-adults-managing-activities-of-daily-living/

6,Nov 2023

On Nov. 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm Prof. Nejat will join a panel to provide tips for getting into and thriving in grad-level robotics research. This event is hosted by the Ontario Chapter of Women in Robotics.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/robotics-graduate-studies-panel-tickets-737...

8,May 2023

The ASBLab and our robots were featured in the Global News’ segment The New Reality on May 6th. The episode discussed the future of dementia care with technology.

Interview with Prof. Nejat and the ASBlab team showcasing our robots can be found here:

https://globalnews.ca/news/9670283/dementia-canada-tech-home/amp/

4,May 2023

Women-in-IES Committee first online forum in 2023
Panel Discussion with a Question-and-Answer period
Topic: Who are WiE and how can WiE support your career goals/plans through our shared experiences
Time:  May 5th, 2023 (8am PDT, 11am EDT, 12pm ADT, 5pm CEST, and 11pm Beijing time)
Zoom Access: ID: 879 5634 7857; Passcode: 589391
To register: Click this google form send us questions you would like to ask the Panel

 For more info: https://iten.ieee-ies.org/announcement/2023/the-first-women-in-ies-committee-panel-online-forum-is-on-5-may-2023/

 

13,Apr 2023

The ASBLab hosted Federal MP Charles Sousa. The MP interacted with our socially assitive robotics and had the opportunity to see our robots in action:

https://twitter.com/uoftgro/status/1645428072047427585?s=20

5,Apr 2023

Our ASBLab hosted MPP Daisy Wai on March 30th! MPP Wai meet with our socially assistive robots to learn all about their capabilities and how they can help seniors:

https://twitter.com/uoftgro/status/1641904704866099201?s=20

24,Dec 2022

Professor Nejat was invited on the Global News Radio show "A Little More Conversation With Ben O’Hara-Byrne" to discuss our ASBLab robots and how they can help older adults:

How are robots helping Canada’s aging population connect?

 

 

22,Dec 2022

Professor Nejat was featured in a Global News article entitled: Conversations with Alexa: How robots are helping Canada’s aging population connect

She discussed the socially assistive robots being developed in the ASBLab and how they can help our older population.

https://globalnews.ca/news/9364652/automation-nation-aging-population-robotics-care-homes/

10,Dec 2022

ASBLab members Cristina Getson was one of the panelist  for the panel discussion on: Robots Making Life Easier for Businesses Large and Small

Fraser Robinson and Zinan Cen demonstrated our socially assistive robot-wearables project.

https://www.marsdd.com/service/supply-ai-at-mars/

 

 

 

10,Dec 2022

Professor Nejat is giving an invited Planery Talk at the ADI-APRC 2022. The conference is an important meeting for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) in the Asia Pacific region, which serves as the platform for people with dementia, carers and experts in the dementia field to exchange their experiences. 

https://www.adi-aprc2022.org/#/en-us/speaker

 

27,Oct 2022

Prof. Nejat spoke with Matt Galloway on Oct. 27th about our AGE-WELL funded socially asssitive robots and the future of long-term care:

The Current with Matt Galloway

 

11,Oct 2022

Congratulations to Professor Nejat for being named internationally as 1 of "50 women in robotics you need to know about (2022)" by robohub.org. The recognition is for her inspiring contributions to the robotics industry:

https://robohub.org/50-women-in-robotics-you-need-to-know-about-2022/

19,Sep 2022

Join us on September 20 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, for a Special Edition of the Circle Revive & Thrive discussion with Prof. Goldie Nejat, PhD, and Cristina Getson, BASc, as they discuss the adoption of socially assistive robots in long-term, private, and hospital care. Moderated by Shelley McClure, Circle Facilitator, the event will feature a discussion of new research in this area and outline some surprising findings of a new AGE-WELL study, the first exploratory Human-Robot Interaction study of its kind, in a long-term care home. Practical examples will be offered about how health leaders can use this information in their own environments.

https://circle.cchl-ccls.ca/events/26982

The event is hosted by the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

8,Sep 2022

Congratulations to ASBLab Members Fraser Robinson and Zinan Cen for winning the RSJ Pioneering Research Award in Robot and Human Interactive Communication at the 2022 IEEE RO-MAN conference in Naples Italy for our paper entitled "Socially Assistive Robotics using Wearable Sensors for User Dressing Assistance".

 

22,Jun 2022

Congratulations to Aaron for his TA work on MIE443:

https://www.mie.utoronto.ca/outstanding-teaching-assistants-recognized-by-mie/

20,May 2022

Professor Nejat is giving a talk at the IEEE ICRA workshop on Intelligent Control Methods and Machine Learning Algorithms for Human-Robot Interaction and Assistive Robotics on Monday May 23rd, 2022:

https://sites.google.com/ualberta.ca/2022workshop-ai-for-hri-cr-ar

and Dr. Shane Saunderson is giving a presentation on his ICRA paper entitled "Hybrid Hierarchical Learning for Adaptive Persuasion in Human-Robot Interaction" on Wednesday May 25th, 2022.

3,May 2022

Prof. Nejat will be giving a presentation on our ASBLab research and robots on May 5th as an invited speaker for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at York University. 

25,Apr 2022

Our socially assistive robotics research was highlighted in the article entitled "The Robots Are Coming" in the Spring 2022 issue of UofT magazine:

https://magazine.utoronto.ca/research-ideas/technology/the-robots-are-coming-u-of-t-robotics-institute/

13,Apr 2022

Cristina will be discussing ASBLab's socially assistive robots at the Innovation Up Close: Cutting-Edge Products and Services to Support Resident Care Session at the Advantage Ontario Convention on April 21st, 2022:

https://www.advantageontario.ca/AAO/Content/Lead_Stories/Lead-Convention...