Can tiny, worm-like robots revolutionize the way surgeons work? How will human-robot interactions be improved? Can AI and robotics create self-driving cars that make winter driving safer? These are just some of the questions explored by the University of Toronto Robotics Institute, one of U of T’s Institutional Strategic Initiatives. In episode three of the Groundbreakers video series, U of T Mississauga Associate Professor Jessica Burgner-Kahrs and grad student Hannah Zhang talk with host Ainka Jess about surgical robots, while Associate Professor Steve Waslander of UTIAS and grad student Chude Qian discuss autonomous vehicles.