Merging Space Exploration with Arts @Science Rendezvous 2019, University of Toronto

Science Rendezvous is a Canada-wide annual festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the street. This year the Science Rendezvous was held on 11th May 2019. HotPopRobot was invited to participate in the event as a part of the Science-Art Gallery at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. We were excited as this was our second year of participating in this event. Click here to read about our participation in the…

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Learnings from the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, Poster Presentation and Simulation Exercise

Vikas Nath and Artash Nath The International Academy of Astronautics organized its 6th Planetary Defence Conference from April 29 to May 3rd, 2019 at the University of Maryland in the USA. The bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect a threatening object. Artash (Grade 7 student) submitted a paper to the conference on Using Machine Learning to predict the Risk Index…

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Learnings from the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference, Poster Presentation and Simulation Exercise

Vikas Nath and Artash Nath The International Academy of Astronautics organised its 6th Planetary Defence Conference from April 29 to May 3rd, 2019 at the University of Maryland in the USA. The bi-annual conference brings together world experts to discuss the threat to Earth posed by asteroids and comets and actions that might be taken to deflect a threatening object. Artash (Grade 7 student) submitted a paper to the conference on Using Machine Learning to predict the Risk Index…

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Digifest 2019: Talk on NextGen Creative Growth + Exhibits

Digifest 2019 is a design and tech conference being held in Toronto from 25- 27 April 2019.  The theme this year is – Creative Growth on how we can use unique connections at the intersections of design and technology to grow as educators, entrepreneurs, and designers. On 27 April 2019 (Saturday) – the Digifest Family Day – the participation in the event is free and open to all, including kids and families. Artash and Arushi…

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Home Experiment: How does Quadruple Pendulum isolate LIGO from Seismic Vibrations while keeping it sensitive to measuring Gravitational Waves?

Artash with his homemade experiment on LIGO’s Quadruple Pendulum at the Toronto Science Fair 2019 On 28 November 2018, we attended a lecture given by Dr. Rainer Weiss (2017 Nobel Prize Winner for Physics) at the Ontario Science Centre, Toronto. The lecture was about his work with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The beauty of Dr. Weiss’s lecture on discovering Gravitational Waves from colliding black holes and neutron stars using LIGO was in its simplicity and…

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Make a Robot Smile (MaRS) Bot using Artificial Intelligence at the Toronto Science Fair 2019

Arushi Nath, Grade 4 MaRS Bot and I are happy that we got a participation medal and a certificate!  The 2019 Toronto Science Fair was held on 6 April 2019 at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Hundreds of school children were there to demonstrate their projects and experiments. There was a big crowd of students, parents,  teachers, and volunteers. My robot waiting for the action to begin at the Toronto Science Fair 2019 I enjoy…

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Machine Learning Algorithm for Facial Emotion Recognizing Bot

Artash Nath I am 12 years old. Three years ago I started to program in Python. Since last year I have been interested in machine learning. I have been taking free online courses, attending Meetup group meetings, and attending lectures on Artificial Intelligence. I am fascinated by the topic and have started to make several programmes of my own. I am also interested in space and robotics and wanted to combine machine learning with real-time…

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Exhibiting our Projects @ Tech Art Fair 2019

The Ontario Science Centre held its second Tech Art Fair on the family day weekend from 16 – 18 February 16-18. 20 artists were selected through a juried competition to exhibit their work at the Ontario Science Centre that mixed science with art, and technology. Artash and Arushi busy explaining the projects HotPopRobot family team was selected to present their latest work over the 3 days. We demonstrated two of our latest projects – Deep…

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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…

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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…

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