Time for Social Cohesion during COVID

Time for Social Cohesion during COVID

How is COVID-19 impacting your connections with family and friends? Social cohesion is needed now more than ever now that most of us are spending more time at home in response to the government. As the government mandates for how we must do our part to ‘flatten...
Family and Friends

Family and Friends

“Family Day” is a provincial statutory holiday in most of Canada – providing a day off work and school during February. As a rather new holiday for most jurisdictions, Ontario’s latest Family Day (yesterday) got us thinking about i) what family...
Tech for All Ages

Tech for All Ages

Do robots appeal to people of all ages? With the proliferation of robotic toys like Furby, after-school robotics programs, LEGO® robotics competitions and TV shows like BattleBots and Robot Wars, it is tempting to assume that robots are just for kids. At Social...
Mindy means Love

Mindy means Love

Selecting a name for our first robot, was a bit like the heartfelt process that parents go through when naming their children. The meaning of the name was as important as: i) liking the way it sounds, ii) picking a name that would be easy to remember, and iii)...
Robots are coming!

Robots are coming!

Why are most people afraid of robots? In North America, we are bombarded with mostly negative stories about the rise of robots, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA). The fear is driven by the catastrophic job losses that are anticipated...