Florian Shkurti wins Amazon Research Award  

NCRN Distal Fellow and University of Toronto Assistant Professor Florian Shkurti has won an Amazon Worldwide Research Award. Amazon received a record number of submissions this year and only gave out 3 research awards in Canada. Read news release here. Congratulations Florian! Here's what Florian says about winning the award:  

       "I appreciate Amazon's investments in robotics research, particularly on what I think is a very important topic: that of optimizing adversarial simulation environments to jointly stress-test learning-based robot perception, planning, and control systems for self-driving cars. I am also very grateful to my collaborators, mentors, and students whose hard work has been instrumental in bringing the ideas present in this work to reality."