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Ancient technology, meet the future of underwater archaeology

October 1, 2014 - Ring

Using some of the newest technologies in underwater archaeology, Quentin Mackie (anthropology) and Alison Proctor (engineering) may have discovered one of the oldest archaeological finds in Canada. Right now all they know for sure is that they’ve discovered a line of basketball-sized rocks on the seafloor. Those rocks may well add to the mounting evidence about the ingenuity of an ice age people who lived and thrived on the west coast of Canada while much of Europe was still under ice. It’s a tantalizing possibility.

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Grad’s robot dreams become reality

November 7, 2012 - Ring

Growing up in southern China, Hui Zhang had the same dream as millions of children around the world—robots to do the household chores and farm work. Zhang decided to pursue the dream of designing “intelligent machines” by earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from China’s Harbin Institute of Technology and Jilin University, respectively, and completing a PhD at the University of Victoria last June.

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Robots Bowl-A-Rama

April 8, 2008 - Media tip

Local girls from grades five to 12 will be gathering at the University of Victoria this weekend to construct robots in what could only be described as a futuristic bowl-a-rama. Organized by UVic’s Women in Engineering and Computer Science (WECS) out…

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Take The Robots Bowling

March 3, 2008 - Media tip

Build a robot and make it bowl. That’s what girls from grades six to 12 are invited to do at the University of Victoria this weekend. Organized by UVic’s Women in Engineering and Computer Science (WECS) outreach program, the March 8 “International W…

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