Welcome to the Continuum Robotics Laboratory!

Continuum Robots Are Our Passion!

Continuum robots have a mechanical structure that is fundamentally different from conventional robots. They have a joint-less body which is continuous. This structure is inspired by biological trunks (e.g. elephant), tentacles, tongues, and worms

A continuous structure enables to traverse confined spaces, manipulate objects in complex environments, and to conform to curvilinear paths in task space. Think about what continuum robots can do that is not possible with serial robot arms, mobile robots, or humanoid robots!

We are part of the UTM Robotics Cluster and the UofT Robotics Institute

Recent News

New team members

CRL welcomes Puspita and Thais who are both starting their graduate studies this term. We are also welcoming Rebecca visiting CRL from Germany.

CRL attends IROS in Kyoto, 2022

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) was held in Kyoto, Japan this year from October 23rd - 27th. IROS is one of th...

CRL attends MARSS Conference 2022

The International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) took place in Toronto from July 25th to 29th. The conference is...

Join CRL as a Postdoc!

The Continuum Robotics Laboratory at the University of Toronto invites applications for a fully funded post-doctoral researcher position.

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