UBC Sailbots will attempt a trans-Atlantic crossing

The UBC Sailbot Team, hoping to launch their first autonomous, transatlantic robotic sailboat, was recently featured in a Vancouver Sun article. Equipped with the latest in marine technology, from satellite navigation to thermal imaging, the 5.5-metre-long sailboat will make the more than 2,500-kilometre trek completely autonomously. Read more about their journey here: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/hopes+robotic+sailboat+first+cross+Atlantic/10745954/story.html Image Source: […]

UBC Mech Graduate Designs Rubik’s Cube Solving Robot

Recent UBC Mech graduate, Kristopher De Asis, is featured in Metro News for designing a Rubik’s Cube solving and scrambling robot. It was used at VanCubing, a speed-solving Rubik’s Cube competition, to scramble the cubes for competitors. This is the first time an automatic scrambler has been used in this type of competition. Read more […]

Doctor Elizabeth Croft Named As One Of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Awards recognize female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors UBC Engineering Professor Elizabeth Croft has been named a Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the […]

Dr Van der Loos Makes the News with Therapeutic Robots

Dr Van der Loos and his RREACH (Robotics for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Assessment in Collaborative Healthcare) team have made the news with their FEATHERS (Functional Engagement in Assisted Therapy Through Exercise Robotics) project. The article can be found at this link.     

Mech Grad Student Spoke at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood

ATA SINA: Engineer, Artist, Entrepreneur Equipped with a Master of Science degree from Linnaeus University in Sweden and seven years of experience as a piping designer engineer in the oil and gas industry in Iran, Ata is currently a master’s student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, and spends most of his […]

Mechanical Engineering PhD Candidate wins Best Poster Award

Atefeh Einafshar, a Mechanical Engineering PhD candidate, won the Best Poster Award at UBC Chemical & Biological Engineering’s Research Day 2014 for her work on Multi-Satellite Failure Evasion through Colored Petri Net Reconfiguration Modeling. She was presented her award by Prof. Michael Hoffmann (Caltech), and Dr. Roger Gaudreault (Corporate Director Scientific Development of Cascades). Congratulations Atefeh!
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