Neil Sarkar, a Waterloo electrical engineering post-doctoral researcher, has developed the world’s first single-chip atomic force microscope (AFM) that costs 100x less than traditional high resolution microscopes.
Steven Waslander’s lab feels like you’re entering the set of a science fiction movie. Drones hover and dance, while wheeled vehicles scoot across the polished concrete floors. Waslander and his team envision a day when quadrotor helicopters can function without human operators.
Meet Spaun, the world’s largest model of a functional brain. On the medical side, Spaun could shed light on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease or help pharmaceutical researchers predict the effects of potential new treatments.