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.

  1. Feb. 9, 2022RoboHub researcher awarded $100,000 to develop predictive tools for spinal surgery

    Professor Stewart McLachlin, a professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering and a member of the RoboHub's extended research team, has been awarded a one-year grant of $100,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for research on predictive tools to improve outcomes in invasive spine surgery.

  2. Aug. 8, 2021RoboHub staff help to design and host a RoboEthics Competition for RO-MAN 2021
    TIAGo robot

    Prof. Brandon DeHart and Alex Werner worked alongside Professor AJung Moon and her team at McGill's RAISE Lab and the Open Roboethics Institute (ORI) to design and host an international competition focused on ethical robots. The competition was held as part of the RO-MAN 2021 conference, whose organizing committee included five faculty and two staff from Waterloo Engineering.

  3. July 2, 2021Prof. Dautenhahn on BBC Tech Tent: Should robots should look like humans?

    Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn, the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics and a member of the RoboHub's core research team, was recently interviewed on the BBC Tech Tent podcast about whether or not robots should look like humans.

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