Episode length: 26 min 25 sec

Learn about:

  • The definition and differences between “automation” and “robotics”
  • Predictions for collaborative robots (cobots) that help with day-to-day chores at home
  • Views on surgical robots how they can help surgeons with various procedures
  • How artificial intelligence (A.I.), machine learning and robotics are intertwined
  • The shift from robots using a preplanned series of actions to robots that are intelligent/adaptive
  • Industries that are most likely to be affected by robotic automation
  • How Canada ranks in regards to A.I. innovation
  • Advancements from the University of Toronto
  • Predictions for the next 5-10 years

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan KellyDr. Jonathan Kelly

Dr. Jonathan Kelly is Dean’s Catalyst Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) and Director of the Space & Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems (STARS) Laboratory.

Before joining the UofT, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Southern California, where his dissertation work focused on sensor fusion for robust robot navigation. Prior to graduate school, he was a software engineer at the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of estimation and machine learning for navigation and mapping, applied to both robotics and human-centred assistive technologies.

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