Welcome to the Home of Robotics at Waterloo

Waterloo Engineering has the largest and most active robotics and automation research group in Canada, supporting Canada's largest robotics and automation cluster (via WaterlooEDC).

With over 45 faculty members solving problems in advanced robotics, autonomous systems, human-robot interaction, and related fields, Waterloo is where the future of robotics is being developed.

Our mission is to make significant advancements in robotics, from fundamental research through design and development to commercial applications including robots that build cars, explore space, deliver coffee, defuse land mines, or perform surgery.

For more details, check out the Robotics @ Waterloo page.

What's the RoboHub?

The Waterloo RoboHub is the home of robotics at the University of Waterloo, bringing together all of the related technical, educational, research, and other services and experience into one central group.

Visit the About the RoboHub section of the website for more details on our team, fleet, facilities, and research themes.

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News

About 13 years ago, four friends and mechatronics engineering students at the University of Waterloo were building robots in university labs and their own basements. From those humble beginnings, Clearpath Robotics has become a multi-million-dollar global enterprise that now employs 320 people and has their sights set on the moon.

Nityanand Varma left his native India in the early 1960s to do a master’s degree in civil engineering at the University of Waterloo. Now a proud alumnus, he and his family are helping the university grow in a way he would never have imagined possible via a $1-million contribution to fund a new professorship in robotics.

When Pablo Molina (BASc ’11), chairman, CTO, VP of Product and co-founder of Avidbots, wanted to improve his company's flagship autonomous floor-scrubbing robot, he turned to his former University of Waterloo professor and mentor, William Melek, for help.