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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 design of kinematically redundant hybrid parallel robots. This methodology was specifically concerned with making designs …

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How our graduate and post-grad researchers have been working through the pandemic.

How our graduate and post-grad researchers have been working through the pandemic. With the first school semester over and a new year to look forward to, we want to look back on the work of our graduate and post-grad researchers at the lab. This year has been a difficult year for many and at the …

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Nan Liang wins runner-up at the Robotics Institute 3MT competition!

The Continuum Robotics Lab congratulates Nan Liang for his recent achievement of placing as the runner up at the U of T Robotics Institute’s 3-Minute-Thesis (3MT) competition. This competition was held on the 12th of November as part of the fall workshop for the Robotics Institute. The lab and its members are extremely proud of …

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Paper on kinematic analysis of planar parallel robots published

In collaboration with the Institute of Mechatronic Systems (IMES) at the Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, the CRL has successfully published a paper in the Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics from The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This research began in 2018 and has been funded by the German Research Foundation. To get to this …

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Meet This Year’s ROP Students!

This year at the lab we have 3 students undergoing the Research Opportunity Program (ROP) at the Continuum Robotics Laboratory. The following are those students! Sani Sani is a 4th-year student at the University of Toronto’s Mississauga campus (UTM). She is pursuing a Computer Science specialist and Mathematics minor. In her 3rd year at UTM, …

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Paper on the estimation of external forces on continuum robots published

A joint paper by the CRL and the Institute of Robotics and Process Control at the Technische Universität in Braunschweig, Germany has recently been published. This marks an important step in research that had begun 3 years ago, in 2017. This paper was published on the 29th of October 2020 by the Institute of Electrical …

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Meet This Year’s Thesis Students!

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Continuum Robotics Lab will be hosting three 4th year students as they embark on research for their undergraduate thesis. Here are our ambitious thesis students! Hanna Hanna is a 4th Year student at the St. George Campus (UTSG). She is in the Engineering Science program and is majoring in …

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Robots and the Pandemic

From disinfection and remote triage, to logistics and delivery, countries around the world are making use of robots to address the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the story of robots and COVID-19 is not just about which countries are using robots to help manage their pandemic response; it is also about how …

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Paper on continuum structures in planar parallel robots accepted

Our paper on modelling, calibration, and evaluation of a tendon-driven parallel continuum robot was accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters. This is the first paper reporting on the results of our collaborative project with the Institute of Mechatronic Systems at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany funded in part by the German Research …

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