UTIAS Robotics Labs


Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

Prof. T.D. Barfoot

The purpose of ASRL's research is to enable scientific exploration by creating advanced autonomy for space robotics. Currently, planetary exploration is the primary focus of our work, particularly aspects of estimation and control for planetary rovers.here are currently four research threads at ASRL: Localization and Mapping, Path Planning and Path Tracking, Novel Robotic Concepts, and Field Testing


Dynamic Systems Lab

Prof. A. P. Schoellig

DSL envisions a new generation of robots that have the ability to sense their environment and intelligently interpret information about it in order to improve their performance. Learning algorithms that can process large amounts of previously collected experience data will allow these robots to operate robustly and reliably in changing and challenging environments.


Space Robotics Group

Prof. G.M.T. D'Eleuterio

As we are venturing farther into space, robotic capabilities are becoming more important. Canada's involvement in space robotics began with a flourish with Canadarm and has continued with the remote manipulator system for the International Space Station as well as involvement in rover development. At present, Canada is looking to the future and to be actively involved in planetary missions where robotics plays a major role.


Space & Terrestrial Autonomous Robotic Systems Lab

Prof. J. Kelly

STARS research is focused on developing robust, multisensor algorithms that enable robots to operate safely over long periods of time and in challenging environments, for example, on road networks, underground, underwater, in space, and on remote planetary surfaces.