2018 Imagine Cup World Finalist Showcase
August 9, 2018
A University of Toronto student and his teammate from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology have won a global award at the “Olympics of technology,” bringing home the 2018 Imagine Cup trophy for the smartARM, a prosthetic robotic hand. Samin Khan, an undergraduate student in cognitive and computer science at U of T, and Hamayal Choudhry, a UOIT mechatronics engineering student, were the winning team in Microsoft’s 16th annual innovation competition, which saw more than 40,000 student competitors register and 49 teams qualify for the Imagine Cup World Finals in Seattle, July 23-25. The team wins a mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, US$85,000 in cash and a $50,000 Microsoft Azure grant to continue developing smartARM.