The RoboHub's core research team is made up of six Waterloo Engineering faculty members who are at the forefront of international robotics research. This diverse group of experts' collective knowledge and experience is critical for developing the next generation of robotics technologies for use in the real world:

Human-Robot Interaction Autonomous Robotics
Nonlinear Control Systems Multi-Agent Networks
Magnetically Levitated Robots Mechatronic Systems

This team of Engineering professors are actively engaged in all sectors of the robotics industry and work closely with their collaborators, on and off campus, to achieve the RoboHub's research goals. To find out more about these goals, visit the Research Themes page.

For details on any of the core research team's specific research interests and backgrounds, check out their profiles below.

Professor William Melek

William Melek

Professor and RoboHub Director

Professor William Melek is the director of Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is an expert on robotics, artificial intelligence, sensing, and state estimation.

Professor Behrad Khamesee

Behrad Khamesee


Professor Behrad Khamesee has pioneered research in microrobotics and magnetic levitation which has received international attention.

Professor Stephen L. Smith

Stephen L. Smith

Associate Professor

Professor Stephen L. Smith is the Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Systems and an expert in both robotic motion planning and the distributed control of autonomous systems. 

Professor Chris Nielsen

Chris Nielsen

Associate Professor

Professor Chris Nielsen is a leading authority on nonlinear control systems and the mathematical design of feedback control laws.

Professor Dana Kulić

Dana Kulic

Associate Professor

Professor Dana Kulić is an expert in humanoid robotics, human-robot interaction and intelligent systems.

Professor Steven Waslander

Steven Waslander

Adjunct Professor

Professor Steven Waslander is a leading authority on autonomous aerial and ground vehicles, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and multi-vehicle systems.