Welcome to the Motion Research Group

Welcome to the website for the Motion Research Group in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo directed by Professor John McPhee. We specialize in dynamic simulation, model-based control, and design optimization of mechanical, mechatronic, and biomechatronic multibody systems.

  1. Apr. 20, 2021Mahdokht Ezati successfully defends PhD thesis

    PhD candidate Mahdokht Ezati successfully defended her PhD thesis "Predictive Dynamic Simulation of Child Gait Using Direct Collocation Optimal Control" - Congratulations! 

  2. Apr. 16, 2021Brokoslaw Laschowski featured in keynote by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang

    Exoskeleton research by PhD candidate Brokoslaw Laschowski was featured in the keynote lecture by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the 2021 NVIDIA GTC – GPU Technology Conference (see below the YouTube video).

    Taking inspiration from autonomous cars, Laschowski is using wearable cameras and efficient convolutional neural networks to develop next-generation environment-adaptive control systems for robotic leg prostheses and exoskeletons.

  3. Mar. 21, 2021Exoskeleton research by PhD candidate Brokoslaw Laschowski featured on BBC News
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    Exoskeleton research led by PhD candidate Brokoslaw Laschowski and supervised by Professor John McPhee was featured on BBC News [video].

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