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!

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Open postdoctoral researcher position - The Continuum Robotics Laboratory (CRL) and the Medical Computer Vision and Robotics (MEDCVR) research group at the University of Toronto jointly invite applications for a fully funded postdoctoral researcher position. At CRL, we create innovative continuum robot designs with novel… Read More!
CRL @ICRA 2021 - We are excited to share our latest and greatest research at this year's IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. While we can't join in-person, we will present our work during the virtual part of the conference. Join us! June… Read More!
Welcome to Kefei! Our new Post Doctoral Fellow at the Lab! - Kefei is a recent graduate from the University of Laval in Quebec City holding a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. During his Ph.D. studies, his focus was on the theoretical aspects of robotics.He worked on the development on methodology for the… Read More!