Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Mobility Network presents ‘The Way Forward: Negotiating with robots in the public realm’

April 26, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

event graphic with title, speaker headshots, titles, affiliations

Sidewalk robots can perform useful services like contactless, last-mile delivery, sidewalk clearing and inspection, and remote monitoring and security.

They may also shift congestion from our streets to our sidewalks, competing for space in unpredictable, dynamic environments, and impeding accessibility.

Are we ready to share our sidewalks with robots?


Shauna Brail is an associate professor at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga.

Ron Buliung is a professor and the graduate chair at the Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto.

Matthew Roorda is a professor and the associate chair at the Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto, and Canada Research Chair in Freight Transportation and Logistics.


Hugh H.T. Liu is a professor and the associate director of graduate studies at the Institute for Aerospace Studies, University of Toronto.

Register to attend

Register on Eventbrite for this event.

Free. All are welcome.

If any specific accommodations are needed, please contact mobilitynetwork@utoronto.ca. Requests should be made as early as possible.

About The Way Forward

The Way Forward banner image with title and Mobility Network logo


Researchers from across U of T bring home the many ways mobility affects our lives in The Way Forward, a panel discussion series. Join the conversation!

All sessions take place on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. online and are free. Registration is required.

An introductory overview will be followed by short presentations, a moderated panel discussion, and audience Q & A. This event will be recorded and shared.

Interested in more The Way Forward sessions?

See the complete Spring 2022 schedule for The Way Forward.

About Mobility Network at the School of Cities

Transportation and mobility touch virtually all aspects of our lives. The Mobility Network is a multidisciplinary, collaborative, and diverse network of mobility researchers that connects the University of Toronto’s exceptional strengths in data sciences, engineering and social sciences to address the technological, social, environmental and health disruptions facing society globally. Through interdisciplinary basic and applied research, Mobility Network will identify pathways to more equitable and efficient urban mobility, provide the evidence and decision-support needed for effective and lasting societal change, and have profound implications for individual well-being, resilient, sustainable and just urban growth and prosperity, and, ultimately, our planet’s future.

Mobility Network is an Institutional Strategic Initiative of the University of Toronto.


April 26, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,
Event Tags:
, , , , ,


Online Event


Mobility Network at the School of Cities