Alumni (PhD)

Brandon J. DeHartResearch Interests

Brandon's PhD research focused on developing methods and tools to enable dynamic balance and gait in robotic bipeds. This included the development of metrics to quantify how well a given mechanism can balance, balance points to determine if and where a robot needs to step to avoid falling, and how to use these measures in the generation of dynamic balance and gait for bipeds. This research was co-supervised by Professors Dana Kulić and Rob Gorbet.

His MASc research focused on two areas: developing a framework for the interconnection of cellular automata, and the design of embedded control systems for large-scale interactive art installations. This research was part of a collaboration with Professor Philip Beesley and his studio.


Current Projects

  • None

Past Projects


  • BASc, Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo (2009)
  • MASc, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (2011)
  • PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo (2019)


For more information on Brandon's research at Waterloo, please visit his UW Scholar profile.

For more information on his work at the Waterloo RoboHub, please visit his RoboHub profile.

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