York U researcher Michael Jenkin, four others to discuss what matters now in research

TORONTO, April 7, 2014 York University Professor Michael Jenkin in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and director of the York Centre for Field Robotics will be on hand to discuss the role of robots in our future at the Research Matters campaign’s What Matters Now event at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg on Wednesday, April 9.

Jenkin, who is also a member of the Centre for Vision Research, works in the fields of visually guided autonomous robots and virtual reality and has published more than 150 research papers including co-authoring Computational Principles of Mobile Robotics as well as a series of co-edited books on human and machine vision.

Jenkin’s current research interests include work on sensing strategies for AQUA, an amphibious autonomous robot being developed as a collaboration between Dalhousie University, McGill University and York University; the development of tools and techniques to support crime scene investigation; and the understanding of the perception of self-motion and orientation in unusual environments including microgravity.

For complete event information, go to the Council of Ontario Universities media release.

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