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U of T Engineering has the largest and most diverse robotics program in Canada, and together with a range of strategic industrial partners we are ushering in a future where robots will extend human capabilities and improve lives.

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Largest robotics research program in Canada
in total research funding since 2010
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerial Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Human Factors and Transportation
  • Machine Learning
  • Microrobotics
  • Nanorobotics
  • Personal Robotics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Robots for Society
  • Surgical Robotics

Centre for Aerial Robotics Research & Education

CARRE expands and unifies research and teaching activities related to the burgeoning field of aerial robotics.

Toronto Institute for Advanced Manufacturing

TIAM expedites research and development of advanced manufacturing technologies by creating a multidisciplinary network focused on sharing knowledge, ideas and resources.

Institute for Robotics & Mechatronics

IRM brings focus to research in robotics and mechatronics through collaborative research projects and innovative educational programs.

Study Robotics at U of T Engineering

Graduate students can choose from a wide range of technical emphases, including Robotics & Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing. Engineering undergraduates can complement their studies with minors in Robotics & Mechatronics, Advanced Manufacturing and Nanoengineering. Engineering Science students can major in Robotics as well as Machine Intelligence — the first program of its kind in Canada.

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A tiny robotic hand designed to enhance neurosurgery is one step closer to clinical practice.  

The microrobotic tool, created by a team of U of T Engineering researchers led by Professor Eric Diller (MIE), is operated by an electromagnetic system. It enables surgeons to access hard-to-reach areas of the brain with a minimal level of invasiveness, leading to faster treatment and recovery for patients.  

“We are designing the mechanism that drives this robotic hand, which is basically going to act as a surgeon's hand,” says Diller.  

“We are also using magnetic fields to make this tiny hand move, which is our unique approach to doing this.”  

The team will be presenting their latest findings at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) later this spring