Entries Tagged as 'computer science'

Smallest Bison athletes win big at international competition

August 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Computing, Engineering, Images, Media, News Release, Research, Science, Students, Video, computer science

They’re small in stature, but big on talent. Developed at the University of Manitoba, the Autonomous Agents Laboratory’s robotics competition team-the SnoBots-has won the kid-size division of the 2013 FIRA HuroCup in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

FIRA is the oldest robotics competition in the world, and the HuroCup is one of the most challenging competitions in existence: […]

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An App for Smart Woundcare Management

August 20th, 2013 · No Comments · Computing, Engineering, Health, Media, Medicine, Mobile, News Release, Nursing, Research, computer science

The Internet Innovation Centre (IIC) in the Faculty of Engineering has embarked on a research and development partnership with InfoMagnetics Technology (IMT) Inc. in Winnipeg to develop a Smartphone-based software platform for woundcare monitoring and treatment.
Blake Podaima, Director of the IIC says, “We look forward to working with IMT to improve the imaging analysis and […]

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Bugged by mosquitoes? Get the app and tell others!

June 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Biology, Computing, Engineering, Environment and Geography, Health, Mobile, News Release, Outreach, Research, Students, computer science, environment

A team of engineers and students from the University of Manitoba are doing their part to help fight the onslaught of mosquitoes in Winnipeg. And you can help, too.
Bob McLeod, who teaches computer system modeling in the Faculty of Engineering, says a new app created for iPhone and Android can monitor the numbers of mosquitoes […]

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Bisons have byte

January 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Computing, News Release, Peers, Students, computer science

For solving difficult computer programming problems at a regional contest in December, the University of Manitoba student team known as “Bisons With Byte” has been invited to the world finals in Russia in June 2013.
“This is the first time the University of Manitoba has succeeded in being invited to the world finals,” says Dr. Michael […]

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Hockey-playing robot skates to victory in international competition

May 23rd, 2012 · No Comments · Computing, Images, News Release, Research, Students, computer science

Jennifer, the cute little hockey-playing robot built at the University of Manitoba and featured on science TV shows, may now have to be taken more seriously: she’s blowing away her robot competition.
Built by University of Manitoba students in the Autonomous Agents Laboratory, The doll-sized robot was taken to St. Paul, Minnesota, and entered in the […]

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U of M Scientists touch the future

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments · News, Research, Video, computer science

Grab a friend and a nearby tablet computer and try to draw a picture together in the computer’s finger painting program. Try it, but it won’t work as you may expect it to because the computer can’t discern you from your friend.
University of Manitoba computer scientists in the Human-Computer Interaction laboratory are the first to […]

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Touch displays and environmental fingerprinting

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments · Agriculture, Computing, Engineering, Geological Sciences, News Release, Research, computer science, environment

Two University of Manitoba professors will receive a combined $1,226,640 for research over the next three years-one is developing see-through display devices and new software to track data, the other aims to improve water quality.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced funding today for two projects led by Pourang Irani, founder […]

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