What are the mysteries of the 'final frontier?' Four exceptional researchers identify the most pressing questions in space exploration, planetary science and cosmology, once again demonstrating York University's leadership on an international (and perhaps cosmic) scale.
A post-doctoral fellow joined the BioMotionLab two years ago and continued some compelling work on the perception of realistic virtual characters. She recently wrote a conference paper on attractiveness and confidence in walking style of these virtual characters – an original contribution in a cutting-edge field.
VISTA and the Centre for Vision Research at York U are breaking new ground in fundamental and applied research in the vision sciences. Professor Robert Allison and Pearl Guterman, PhD, recently published compelling new research on perception and balance. Everyday activities that we take for granted, such walking, riding a bike or even sitting still, […]
Artificial Intelligence meets recreational sport: Pioneering Lassonde researchers are building robots that function underwater and can recognize the same hand gestures that conventional divers use to communicate with each other, while using the dive buddy system for safety. Research on responsive robots, programmed to help humans in some way and facilitate fast and effective human-robot […]
Philosophy Professor Regina Rini pens a provocative article in the UK-based Times Literary Supplement, which suggests that our near-descendants could live forever, thanks to biomedical breakthroughs. This would mean a moral crisis for the last generation facing death, she argues. Professor Regina Rini, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition and core […]
Researchers, industry and government professionals with a focus on vision sciences were brought together on June 26 for the VISTA Innovation and Technology Day, a full-day event hosted by York University’s collaborative and interdisciplinary vision research program, Vision: Science to Applications (VISTA). The event provided an opportunity for York researchers to learn about industry interests […]
York’s AI profile is on the rise thanks to a compelling variety of projects from Lassonde, including person-following robots and robotics in agriculture. This is real-world application with social impact and value.
Regina Rini, a philosopher who came to York in 2017 from NYU, raises some uncomfortable questions about machine-robot consciousness, and what we might owe ‘them’ on moral grounds.
York U’s Graham Wakefield, core member of VISTA, participates in a groundbreaking art exhibit in Seoul, Korea: He and fellow artist-researcher create an unforgettable virtual reality experience.
Health professor joins forces with Innovation York and MaRS Innovation to build and release much-needed new tool to assess concussions and dementia.