Extended research team

RoboHub's extended research team consists of a group of Waterloo Engineering professors who, along with the researchers in each of their respective labs, centres, and institutes, are valuable contributors to and participants in RoboHub's overall research themes.

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

In addition to working with the core research team on larger projects, the members of the extended research team often conduct their own fundamental research using our diverse fleet of robots, both within the RoboHub facility and in their own labs.

Arash Arami

Assistant Professor

Professor Arash Arami uses machine learning and system identification techniques to uncover the neural control of human movements and to design optimal controllers and AI for assistive robotic systems such as exoskeletons.

Baris Fidan

Associate Professor

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

Yue Hu

Assistant Professor

Professor Yue Hu specializes in human-robot interactions and humanoid robotics, focusing on understanding different aspects of humans when physically interacting with a robot.

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.

John McPhee

Professor and Canada Research Chair

Professor John McPhee is the Canada Research Chair in Biomechatronic System Dynamics. His team develops dynamic models, machine learning algorithms, and model-based controllers for human-machine systems.

Gennaro Notomista

Varma Family Professor in Robotics

Professor Gennaro Notomista is the Varma Family Professor in Robotics, focused on the design and control of robotic systems for long-duration autonomy with applications to persistent environmental monitoring for climate change ecological studies.

Yash Vardhan Pant

Assistant Professor

Professor Yash Pant leads the Control, Learning and Logic (CL2) group, which focuses on decision-making for multi-agent and autonomous systems, finding applications for ground robots, human-robot interaction, and aerial robot swarms.

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.