The RoboHub's Core Research Team works with a diverse group of professors from across many different faculties and departments at the University of Waterloo to support the RoboHub's research goals.

These research affiliates are all occasional collaborators, frequent sources of inspiration, and valuable contributors to the discussions that surround the RoboHub's overall Research Themes.

The profiles below highlight the research affiliates who also conduct their own fundamental research in the RoboHub. For the complete list of affiliates, visit our Affiliated Researchers contact page.

Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn

Kerstin Dautenhahn


Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn is the Canada 150 Chair in Intelligent Robotics and has pioneered research in social robotics, human-robot interaction and assistive robotics.

Professor Baris Fidan

Baris Fidan

Associate Professor

Professor Baris Fidan is an expert in system identification and adaptive control for applications in multi-agent systems, mechatronics, control, and planning.

John McPhee

John McPhee


Professor John McPhee is the Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics.  His group uses dynamic models to develop optimal designs and model-based controllers for rehabilitation robots, exoskeletons, and sports equipment. 

Professor Soo Jeon

Soo Jeon

Associate Professor

Professor Soo Jeon is a member of the Automation & Controls group in Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering. His research lies in the area of design and control of mechatronic systems.

Professor James Tung

James Tung

Assistant Professor

Professor James Tung focuses on the advancement of human movement research methods and development of assistive technology for independent mobility and rehabilitation.