The RoboHub has been announced as the first beta site to receive a Kinova Robotics MOVO mobile manipulator. Our collaboration with Kinova will focus on fundamental research in human-robot interaction (HRI) and collaborative, heterogeneous robot teams.
Assorted hands and arms are starting to overtake Soo Jeon’s office – but he doesn’t mind in the least.
A professor of mechanical and mechatronics engineering at the University of Waterloo and RoboHub research affiliate, he is focused on finding a solution to a key issue in the burgeoning field of robotics.
Centre for Pattern Analysis & Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) faculty member Professor William Melek will lead the RoboHub research initiative, which is funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the provincial government for a total budget of $4,600,000. CPAMI faculty members, among others in the Faculty of Engineering, will benefit greatly from this innovative facility.