Three innovation superclusters receive funding, ready to move forward

The Government of Canada has announced funding for three of the five superclusters from its $950 million Innovation Supercluster Initiative. Ontario-based Next Generation Manufacturing Supercluster, Prairie-based Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, and Atlantic Canada’s

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending: Reddit makes the world worse; robot parkour; people choose privacy-search engine

A former product manager for Reddit says his time there made the world a worse place, Boston Dynamics taught its robot parkour and privacy search engine DuckDuckGo grows. First, trending on Reddit: A

Published on: October 15th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Robots won’t take over the world, robot keynote speaker promises

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)'s 2018 Discovery Conference kicked off Monday with a rather unusual presentation. Sophia the Robot, manufactured by Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics Ltd. and known for such media-friendly appearances

Published on: May 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Best sports stories of 2017 – Tech in Sports Ep. 24

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the major sports tech news from the last week including a hockey player paid exclusively in Bitcoin, a fan-controlled football league, the top mentioned Canadian athletes

Published on: December 21st, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canada’s meeting of the minds: ideacity coverage from

A woman who works 90 hours a week and used a 72-step checklist to find a husband through online dating. A man who was obsessed with the formation of celestial bodies and discovered

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Would a ‘robo-boss’ be an upgrade for your manager?

As technology continues to impact how work is done, there is an intriguing new speculation presented by a recent article in the Globe & Mail. It asks, “Could your next boss be a robot?”

Published on: April 29th, 2013 Marylka Empey

Nissan to bring ‘robot’ controlled cars to market within 12 months

The automation of the car industry means robots and computers have taken over much of the work of building vehicles. Now, thanks to Nissan, they could soon be driving the vehicles for us

Published on: October 17th, 2012 Christine Wong

Japanese robot takes to the catwalk

You might think Brian the robot is eerily human-like with his emoting face and vocal tone. But he's still a far cry from actually fooling anyone into thinking he is human.This robot might

Published on: September 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Brian the robot knows how you’re feeling

You have to assume that Dr. Goldie Nejat has never seen the Terminator movies nor was a fan of Battlestar Galactica, any of the other fictions depicting a dystopian future after the likes

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Yes, ISP services suck – but “don’t blame the customer rep”

See related story: Top reasons why teleworkers hate dealing with ISPs Normally, I like being an "insider" when it comes to the cable company. However, this time I'm sure I'm going to get

Published on: May 19th, 2009 A former CSR

New Honda system allows you to control a robot by thought alone

The research wing of Honda Motor has co-developed a brain machine interface (BMI) system that allows a person to control a robot through thought alone.The system, which was developed with the Japanese government-affiliated

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Martyn Williams

Canadian robot set to perform brain surgery

Jump to: video | doctor image | tool image Perry Newhook never expected his career as a robotics engineer would lead him to an operating room where open brain surgery was being performed.Yet

Published on: April 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

Canadian robot Dextre sets off on a space adventure

As Space Shuttle Endeavour rocketed into space at 2:28 a.m. ET on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the offices of Brampton, Ont.-based MDA Ltd. were dark and quiet – despite their

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Robots could bring big benefits to small Canadian businesses

While Canadian small and mid-sized manufacturers don't make much use of robotics, a European Union project may change all that.Dubbed SMErobot – the project aims at introducing prototype robots into the lower-scale manufacturing

Published on: March 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson