BackUniversity of Toronto - Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics
c/o Berj Bardakjian
35 St. George St.
Phone: (416) 978-6552
Assets And Services
At the Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics we are actively involved in research involving leading edge technologies in the field. We bring together the minds of respected researchers, engaging graduate students to conduct a wide variety of research for academia, as well as commercial applications and industry partnerships. The research goals of IRM are to: assemble a number of research groups in the areas of robotics and mechatronics in order to enhance cross-disciplinary research and lead cross-disciplinary research programs and initiatives; facilitate the commercialization of technology through proper technology transfer mechanisms and industrial collaborations; enhance the visibility of research within the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto nationally and internationally.
Visualization, Informatics, Simulation
Robot modeling and control, control systems
Advanced Sensing, Internet of Things
The Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics (IRM) is a collaboration among the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, the Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). The institute brings together students interested in pursuing broad academic studies in robotics and mechatronics, as well as researchers actively engaged in the various research components of this area. The role of IRM is to coordinate the large number of teaching and research activities across the faculty, with the aim to foster cross-disciplinary research and initiatives and to provide a diverse cross-departmental training for undergraduate and graduate students. We are currently focussed on developing vision-based navigation to allow mobile robots to drive in outdoor, unstructured environments over long periods of time.
Intelligent mechatronic systems; man-machine interface; artificial intelligence