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Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Research (RMAL)

Our Facilities

The Robotics and Manufacturing Automation Laboratory is an extensively equipped research facility. The laboratory is supervised by Dr. Gary Bone. The laboratory features:

  • Three industrial robots (PUMA 762 with 20 kg payload capacity, PUMA-560 with 5 kg payload capacity and a CRS-F3 with 5 kg payload capacity).
  • Two mobile robots (holonomic and nonholonomic).
  • Three real-time vision systems.
  • PC-based open architecture control systems.
  • Custom Robotic Hands and Grippers.
  • A variety of sensors and actuators for building prototype robotic systems.

Our Research

Fault Detection for Mechanical Systems

Grasp Planning for Grippers and Robotic Hands

Programmable Fixtures

Advanced Control Systems

Our Sponsors

Our research is made possible by support from the following organizations:

  • ATS Robotics and Controls
  • AUTO21
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Institute for Robotics & Intelligent Systems (IRIS)
  • Jacobsen Real-Time X-Ray Machinery Inc.
  • MacDonald Dettwiler Space and Advanced Robotics Ltd. (formerly MD Robotics, SPAR Aerospace)
  • Materials & Manufacturing Ontario (MMO)
  • Medtronic of Canada Ltd.
  • MITACS
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)
  • Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation through the Ontario Research Fund (ORF)
  • Orlick Industries Ltd.
  • Robohand
  • Sandco Automotive Ltd.
  • Sensor Adaptive Machines Inc.