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CFI research funding for new robots

Somewhere across a massive water system, a toxic bloom of algae is polluting drinking water. But what’s the fastest way to find it? To U of T Engineering professor Angela Schoellig (UTIAS), the answer is flying drones—an entire swarm designed to zigzag across landscapes and spot environmental hazards.

Schoellig and her pioneering drone development is one of six U of T Engineering research projects that just received, in total, $1,015,159 from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies