Welcome to the CERC in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence

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.

  1. Sep. 23, 2020REEM-C arrives at the University of Waterloo
    REEM-C robot in a crate arrives in Waterloo

    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.

  2. July 26, 2019New Canada Excellence Research Chair's research in human-centred robotics highlighted
    Katja Mombaur

    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.

  3. Apr. 18, 2019Majority of the new round of CERC holders are women
    8 new Canada Excellence Research Chairs

    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.

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