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Waterloo RoboHub featured in YouTube series hosted by Robert Downey Jr.

University of Waterloo researchers are in the latest episode of 'The Age of A.I."

Tony Stark has always been a master of science and innovation - and the actor that portrayed the character on the silver screen for years is now getting into the field. 

While he's not becoming an engineer, Robert Downey Jr. is spearheading a new organization called the Footprint Coalition which aims to use technology to benefit the environment. 

Downey Jr. is also the voice of the YouTube series 'The Age of A.I', and the latest episode has a local connection.

The episode is titled 'Will a robot take my job?' and features researchers from the University of Waterloo.

Specifically, it focuses on Waterloo RoboHub.

"RoboHub is a premier robotics incubator at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. One thing they're doing is developing A.I. and robotics to use in environments that are unstructured - more human ... like at home," said Downey Jr. in the video.

RoboHub Manager Brandon J. DeHart then comes in to further introduce TALOS, the full-size humanoid robot.

"TALOS is of one the most advanced humanoids on the planet. It can walk, it can talk, it can see you in 3D. But it can't do most of those things out of the box. So you really have to take it as a tool and teach it how to do a lot of those things."


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