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. Sep. 19, 2022Participants needed: mechanical modeling of a wearable robot

    We are looking for participants for research to develop biomechanical models for control of a wearable robot. We invite men and women (not pregnant) that are 20-50 years old, free of shoulder pain and injuries in the last year, do not have any implanted medical device(s), have no allergy or sensitivity to adhesives and silver, and free of any of the conditions/symptoms under “Present Health” and “List Symptoms” in the Health Screening form.  

  2. Sep. 7, 2022Computer vision research in fencing featured by the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario (CSIO)

    Research on computer vision applications in fencing by Kevin ZhuJohn McPhee, and Alexander Wong was featured on the Canadian Sports Institute Ontario website.
    For details on our recent work on FenceNet, an action recognition model for fine-grained footwork actions in fencing, please see here.

  3. Aug. 21, 2022MoRG researchers present at North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB 2022)

    At the 2022 North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB), MASc candidate Sydney Bell presented her work on a muscle torque generator model for a two degree-of-freedom shoulder joint [see page 46].

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