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. 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! 

  2. Feb. 15, 2022John McPhee presents keynote at 2022 TransMedTech Grand Conference Series

    Professor John McPhee delivered the keynote address at the 2022 TransMedTech Grand Conference Series entitled "Dynamics and Model-based Control of Rehabilitation Robots and Exoskeletons".

  3. Jan. 20, 2022John McPhee presents to India Sports Engineering Association
    10th Webinar On Sports Engineering

    John McPhee, Professor of Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo and the Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics, gives an invited talk at the pre-conference webinar for the 2nd International Conference on Sports Engineering on improving sports performance using predictive dynamic simulation and machine learning.

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