RoboHub's core research team consists of six Engineering professors who are actively engaged in all sectors of the robotics industry.
These researchers work closely with both the extended research team here at Waterloo, as well as our on- and off-campus collaborators, to find solutions to problems that span the RoboHub's foundational research themes: control, planning, perception, and interaction.
For details on any of the core research team's specific research interests and backgrounds, check out their profiles below.
Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn is the Canada 150 Research Chair in Intelligent Robotics and has pioneered research in social robotics, human-robot interaction and assistive robotics.
Professor Behrad Khamesee has pioneered research in microrobotics and magnetic levitation which has received international attention.
Professor William Melek is the RoboHub Director, a University Research Chair, and leads the Laboratory of Computational Intelligence and Automation. He is an expert on robotics, artificial intelligence, sensing, and state estimation.
Professor Katja Mombaur is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human-Centred Robotics and Machine Intelligence. She is an expert on human-robot interaction, wearable and humanoid robots, and human motion analysis.
Professor Chris Nielsen is a leading authority on nonlinear control systems and the mathematical design of feedback control laws.
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.