Innovative work being done by 54 Canadian graduate students in the area of robotics and intelligent systems just got a huge boost.

The students’ projects will be funded to the tune of $405,000 by Ottawa-based Precarn Inc.

Precarn is a non-profit organization representing a national network of corporations, universities, colleges, research institutes and government partners involved in the development of intelligent information and communications technology (iICT).

The 54 recipients – who will each receive $7,500 – come from universities across Canada. They include the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, McGill University, Concordia University, Universit