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Robotics

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.

50+
researchers with robotics focus
Largest robotics research program in Canada
$45M+
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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U of T Engineering researchers have built a set of magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision. The nano-bot has already been used to study the properties of cancer cells, and could point the way toward enhanced diagnosis and treatment.

Professor Yu Sun (MIE, IBBME, ECE) and his team have been building robots that can manipulate individual cells for two decades