Welcome to the Motion Research Group

Welcome to the home page for the Motion Research Group, located at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
We specialize in the dynamic analysis, model-based control, and design optimization of mechanical and biomechatronic multibody systems

  1. Dec. 22, 2017Canadian Senators tap into UW's expertise in autonomous vehiclesSenate visit

    "On October 3, 2017, members of the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications toured the University of Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research, also known as WatCar. Senators participated in an automated vehicle demonstration with the University of Waterloo’s Autonomoose, the nickname engineering students use for their automated vehicle project." 

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Meet our people

John McPhee

John McPhee

Professor and Canada Research Chair

In general, my research is devoted to the modelling, simulation, and optimal design of dynamic physical systems. Quite simply, I study things that move.