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 both the extended research team here at Waterloo as well as the RoboHub's on- and off-campus collaborators 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 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 has pioneered research in microrobotics and magnetic levitation which has received international attention.
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 is a leading authority on nonlinear control systems and the mathematical design of feedback control laws.
Professor Dana Kulić is an expert in humanoid robotics, human-robot interaction and intelligent systems.
Professor Steven Waslander is a leading authority on autonomous aerial and ground vehicles, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and multi-vehicle systems.