Super fun day at Science Rendezvous Kingston! Thanks to the amazing Lynda Colgan for another fantastic event. And thanks to NSERC President Alejandro Adem and MPP Ted Hsu for stopping by!
Very excited for the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute to be part of the new Connected Minds (CFREF) program: https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/understanding-human-machine-connections. Very much looking forward to working with @GunnarBlohm and others at Queen's and York on some exciting research in the years to come!
Congratulations to ELEC 49X #capstoneproject team of Amelia Maclatchy, Owen Hooper, and Megan Stanke at Queen's University for placing 2nd in the ECE Awards competition for their "Autonomous Building Guide" capstone project and the development of GEORGE (i.e., the #robot). This was a super-fun co-supervision with the wonderful Melissa Greeff! Best of luck to this amazing student team as they all pursue careers in #robotics #engineering and/or advanced technology upon graduation this spring.
#AI work: Will AI take most of the existing #jobs from humans? Check out this #debate from the Ingenuity Labs 2022 #Robotics & AI Symposium featuring debaters Dr. Parinaz Sobhani (Georgian), Dr. Sedef Akinli Kocak (Vector Institute), Dr. Ceren Kolsarici (Smith School of Business and Ingenuity Labs), and Dr. Christian Muise @cjmuise (Queen’s School of Computing and Ingenuity Labs). https://youtu.be/JQ5s696LtNk
A #future of #cyborgs: Would you trade your biological parts for bionic ones? Check out the #robotics debate from this year's Ingenuity Labs Robotics & AI Symposium, featuring Audrey Sedal (McGill University), Lane Desborough (Nudge BG), Matthew Robertson (Ingenuity Labs), and Tracy Trothen (Ingenuity Labs). https://youtu.be/te-JKDVJlXU
Videos from the Ingenuity Labs Robotics & AI Symposium 2022 are now up on our webpage. Check out the keynote talk by Clearpath Robotics CTO Ryan Gariepy, the #robotics #debate and the #AI #debate. Like our first symposium, this one was hosted again by the amazing Amber Mac! https://ingenuitylabs.queensu.ca/rais2022/
This week we say farewell to our long-time colleague Dr. Heshan Fernando (https://www.linkedin.com/in/heshanfernando) who is moving on to a new position at FP Innovations in Montreal, QC. Heshan has been a mentor and friend to many of us at Queen's Engineering—and he will be sorely missed! Yet, I have a strong feeling that our paths will cross again ... All the best Heshan!
@fclc @Woolf_atthedoor @heidiploeg Definitely a question that many in the #academic/#education profession are pondering. I think we each need to step back and ask ourselves: Are we facilitating a valuable #learning experience? Should I care if my students search the Internet for answers/help or use #ChapGPT? No, as long as they are learning what I want them to learn! If the tools get in the way of learning then it is me who needs to adjust my #teaching.
This piece made me smile as I ponder the new year ahead. If you haven’t watched Ted Lasso, maybe check it out—if not for the comedy, for the #leadership lesson. https://insight.ieeeusa.org/articles/what-can-we-learn-about-leadership-from-ted-lasso/
The Year in #research at Queen's U is out. Fun to see my students and colleagues at the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute showcased with our #primeminister in the leading image! It's been quite a year ... 😅 https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/2022-year-research
Nice story this morning in the Queen's Gazette featuring the work of Ingenuity Labs researchers about a #collaboration with the City of Kingston on the monitoring of the new Waaban Crossing #bridge in #Kingston, #Canada. Nice #mechatronics application in #civil #engineering. https://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/keeping-watch-new-crossing
@timglauert @SKV @Sheril The Catholic Church did, however, declare Galileo's assertion that the Earth revolves around the Sun (and not the other way around) to be heresy. Galileo was forced to live out the rest of his days under house arrest.
Here in #canada, today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on #Violence Against #Women (https://women-gender-equality.canada.ca/en/commemorations-celebrations/16-days/national-day-remembrance.html). Please take a moment to #remember the hatred-driven murder of 14 young women #engineers at Polytechnique Montréal (December 6, 1989). Or better yet—attend a ceremony somewhere near you. And even better yet—take action and speak up against harmful behaviours.
In addition to our junior faculty position in #robotics, Queen's Engineering also has an open position for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Applied Artificial Intelligence. This is a #tenured #faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in software and/or computer engineering with specialization in applied #AI for intelligent systems. See our ad at https://www.ece.queensu.ca/about-us/CRC-Tier-1-ECE-QueensU-2022-23-1.pdf.
We are hiring at Queen's Engineering! We have an open tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in a field related to #robotics and/or #mechatronics #engineering, including—but not limited to—#autonomous systems, #machinelearning & #AI for robotics, intelligent systems engineering, #HRI, #marine robotics, robotic #perception & actuation or #VR / #Ar. See our ad at https://www.ece.queensu.ca/about-us/IBENG212201_ECE_MRE_Sept-2022.pdf.
Had a chance to speak to the third-year class of Engineering Science Robotics (ESC 301) students at the University of Toronto last night about #mining and #construction #robotics, #entrepreneurship, #intellectualproperty, and on commercialization of research. Lots of great questions from a keen bunch of future roboticists—like, as an #academic, what's your strategy for ensuring great R&D doesn't die in the lab? Thanks again to Prof. Jon Kelly (https://twitter.com/domo_mr_roboto) for the invite to speak!
#Introduction time! 👋 I am an #engineering #professor at Queen's University in Kingston, #Canada. My expertise is in field and mobile #robotics. I have a newish interest in applications of #machinelearning to #control and #navigation problems. Previously worked as an #engineer at #space #robotics firm MDA. Also currently serve as Director at the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute. My #math #teacher wife and I have three #kids and we enjoy #golf.