Guest Speech @Ontario Science Centre 50 Years Celebration: Daring to Dream Big

Artash and Arushi speaking at Ontario Science Centre 50 years Celebrations On 24 January 2019, the Ontario Science Centre launched its 50th birthday celebrations. The celebrations were attended by Honourary Patron for the 50th birthday year – the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Honourable Michael Tibollo, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Artash and Arushi were invited to address the gathering and share their experiences on the role Ontario Science Centre…

Continue reading


How can the NextGen Hack Space Exploration?

Artash and Arushi were the Guest Speaker at the 2019 Innovation Nation Conference held in Hamilton, Ontario on January 20, 2019 at the LIUNA Station, Hamilton, Canada. The conference was attended by over 100 people and included speakers from NASA, Canadian Space Agency, University and Research institutes. Artash and Arushi gave a talk on “How NextGen can Hack Space Exploration?” The talk had 4 sections: Hacking Model Rockets Making and launching model rockets are fun. It is exhilarating to…

Continue reading


Breakfast TV Toronto: Conversation on Space with Artash and Arushi

On 14 January 2019, Artash and Arushi appeared on Breakfast Television Toronto to share their passion on space,  science and robots. They were interviewed by the show hosts Dina Pugliese and Roger Petersen. The hosts asked them to share information about their recent project – “Deep Space Musical” which ended up amongst 2018 NASA Global Finalists from over 1395 projects worldwide. Artash and Arushi explained how they used iconic mages from the Hubble Telescope and…

Continue reading


Gimbaled Model Rockets: Autonomous Flight Control using Sensors

We love rockets. Space exploration and rockets go together. As humans dare to dream to explore Moon (once again), Mars and deep space we need to create bigger and powerful rockets that are safe, reusable and intelligent. As with all complex projects, the important thing is to break them into simpler parts and work on them modularly.  Anyone can contribute to building rockets by sharing expertise, or lessons from their own experiments in making them,…

Continue reading


Dr. Rainer Weiss Nobel Laureate Lecture: Science starts with curiosity. Learning happens by doing. 

Science starts with curiosity. Learning happens by doing. Science flourishes where there is an encouraging environment. These are our takeaways from the lecture delivered by Dr. Rainer Weiss, 2017 Nobel Prize Winner for Physics for his decisive contributions to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector and the observation of Gravitational Waves, at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto on 28 November 2018. Dr. Weiss is a Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The lecture was delivered…

Continue reading


Poster Presentation: Asteroid Collision Risk Prediction at Toronto Machine Learning Summit

On 20-21 November 2018, the Toronto Machine Learning Summit (TMLS) is being held at The Carlu, Toronto. TMLS is a collaborative event for the Canadian Machine Learning community comprised of over 6,000 Machine Learning researchers, professionals, and entrepreneurs across several Bagdisciplines. Artash (12 years) is interested in space, robotics, music, and artificial intelligence. He has been lately working on using machine learning to predict the risk of Asteroids colliding with Earth. He submitted a paper to…

Continue reading


Dream Big and Every Kid Should have Access to Science, International Science Centre and Science Museum Day

Artash, Speaker, International Science Centre and Science Museum Day, Ontario Science Centre 10 November is the International Science Centre and Science Museum Day designated by UNESCO and the theme this year is Science is a Human Right. To celebrate this Day, the Ontario Science Centre had organized an event and invited Artash to be one of the speakers (see the list of Speakers towards the end of this article). Artash wanted to share his passion…

Continue reading


Performance: Deep Space Musical, RASC Toronto, Ontario Science Centre

On 7 November 2018, Artash and Arushi gave a performance of their “Musical of our Universe” at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Toronto) Astronomy Night at the Ontario Science Centre. Building upon their award-winning project – Deep Space Musical at the NASA SpaceApps Toronto, they strung together three parts musical by transforming some of the iconic images of the Hubble Telescope into sound. The beats of the musical corresponded to the deep space object…

Continue reading


Deep Space Musical (using Images from Hubble Space Telescope): Wins NASA SpaceApps 2018 Toronto

Artash and Arushi won the SpaceApps Challenge Toronto 2017 to become the Global Nominee Our project Deep Space Musical which creates a Musical of our Universe using images from the Hubble Space Telescope won 2 awards at the NASA SpaceApps Challenge Toronto 2018. It became the global nominee from Toronto to the NASA Space Apps Challenge 2018 and won the People’s Choice Award. We won the SpaceApps Toronto in 2017 too! And they also won…

Continue reading


Project ABC: (A)rtificial intelligence for (B)etter (C)onsumer services win Honorable Mention (Genesys Hackathon)

Artash and Arushi won the Honorable Mention prize at the Genesys Hackathon The Genesys Hackathon was organised at the DevHub / LightHouse Labs Toronto on 13 – 14 October 2018. The goal of the hackathon was to come up with solutions to enhance consumer services . The HotPopRobot family team came up with project ABC: Artificial intelligence for Better Consumer service) and won the honorable mention prize. The project ABC used Artificial Intelligence and big…

Continue reading