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. June 8, 2022Adam Caldwell and Spencer Ferguson present at 2022 Sports Engineering Conference
  2. May 26, 2022Participants needed: joint torque modeling of the shoulder

    We are looking for participants for research in joint torque modeling of the shoulder for lifting and reaching motions. In appreciation for your time, you will receive remuneration of $40 for the session. We invite men and women 18-64 years old who are able to perform activities of daily living without pain and without existing heart conditions to participate.

  3. Apr. 7, 2022William McNally successfully defends PhD thesis
    McNally PhD defense

    PhD candidate William McNally successfully defended his PhD thesis "On the Design of 2D Human Pose Estimation Networks using Accelerated Neuroevolution and Novel Keypoint Representations" - Congratulations! 

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