Robotics a “drawing card” for PSE students, says uToronto professor

September 23, 2016

Robotics innovation and research has become a significant drawing card for students at universities and colleges, says University of Toronto Professor Goldie Nejat in an interview with the Toronto Sun. Nejat adds that centres like uToronto’s Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics are attracting more students every year and boasting strong relationships with both industry and health care. The article highlights the successes of the University of Waterloo and Centennial College in the field of robotics, adding that these programs provide knowledge and training on both the present and future applications of robotics. “Robotics is the next big thing that will impact society and cross different sectors,” adds Nejat. “A lot of companies are investing in it, so schools are making sure we offer courses students need to have a competitive edge when they graduate.” Toronto Sun