The Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence research group has an ambitious multidisciplinary research program, integrating theory from many disciplines to understand, emulate and assist human motions. We do it by exploiting and developing cutting-edge technology such as humanoid and wearable robots, assistive devices and motion capture systems. There is a special focus on algorithm development for motion generation and control by combining model-based optimization with model-free machine learning approaches.
Designed to interact with people, the humanoid robot will be trained to eventually support in situations that are too dangerous, too repetitive or too boring for humans.
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In spring 2020, international robotics expert Katja Mombaur will join the University of Waterloo as a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Learning.
The federal minister for science and sport, Kirsty Duncan, announced a new round of Canada Excellence Research Chair holders on April 17, and five of the eight new chairs were awarded to women. This is a marked change from previous rounds, when most of the chairs went to men.