Automation Technologies and Systems
This area focuses on automation technologies, systems
Research in this broad area includes mechatronic systems, dynamics and control, robotics, sensors and actuators,
The following faculty members are involved in this area:
S. A. Asokanthan, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo, Canada), Professor
Primary research is in the area of inertial systems, sensors and control with emphasis on dynamics, control and damage detection in Flexible Multi-body Systems. In particular,
G. K. Knopf
Research activities are directed toward the development of innovative optical sensors and imaging systems. Current interests include
M. D. Naish, Ph.D., P.Eng. (University of Toronto, Canada), Associate Professor
Primary research interests are directed towards improving the quality of information available to automated systems, with particular emphasis on adaptive multi-sensor robotic systems. The aim is to develop systems and strategies by which sensor and actuator components may be combined to produce flexible and robust sensor systems for a given application. Recent developments include a reconfigurable multisensor surveillance system, an active omnidirectional vision system, a flexible inspection system, and modular sensor components.
A. Price, Ph.D. (University of Toronto, Canada), Assistant Professor
Smart material actuators and sensors; mechatronic systems for industrial automation and biomedical applications; additive manufacturing of advanced materials; conductive electroactive polymers and composites; magnetic and thermal shape memory materials.
O. R. Tutunea-Fatan Ph.D., P. Eng., (Western University, Canada), Associate Professor
Primary research is in the area of five-axis numerically controlled (NC) machining of complex surfaces, in an attempt to simultaneously improve the productivity and efficiency of the process through