Assoc Director, First Year Eng, Lecturer

Contact Information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x33334
Location: E2 1778B

Research Interests

  • robotics
  • trajectory planning
  • motion planning
  • modeling
  • robotic machining
  • friction
  • Mechatronics

Education

  • 2005, Doctorate, Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 2001, Master's, Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia
  • 1990, Bachelor's, Engineering Physics, Mechanical Option, University of British Columbia

Courses*

  • GENE 101 - Strategies and Skills for Academic Success
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • MTE 380 - Mechatronics Engineering Design Workshop
    • Taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • A. H. Kashani, W. S. Owen, N. Himmelman, P. D. Lawrence, and R. A. Hall, Laser Scanner-Based End Effector Tracking and Joint Variable Extraction for Heavy Machinery, International Journal of Robotics Research, 29(10), 2010, 1338 - 1352
  • D. M. Maijer, W. S. Owen, R. A. Vetter, An Investigation of Predictive Control for Aluminum Wheel Casting via a Virtual Process Model, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 209(4), 2009, 1965 - 1979
  • W. S. Owen, E. A. Croft, and B. Benhabib, Stiffness Optimization for Two-Armed Robotic Sculpting, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, 35(1), 2008, 46 - 57
  • W. S. Owen, E. A. Croft, and B. Benhabib, On-Line Trajectory Resolution for Two-Armed Systems with Conflicting Performance Criteria, Mechanism & Machine Theory, 44(5), 2009, 949 - 965
  • W. S. Owen, E. A. Croft, and B. Benhabib, A Multi-Arm Robotic System for Optimal Sculpting, Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 24(1), 2008, 92 - 104
  • W. S. Owen and E. A. Croft, The Reduction of Stick-Slip Friction in Hydraulic Actuators, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 8(3), 2003, 362 - 371