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OUR VISION

A GLOBALLY RELEVANT CANADIAN ECONOMY
FUELLED BY
ROBOTICS INNOVATION

Robots are the missing link between the information age and key sectors of the physical economy, from manufacturing and extractive industries, to agriculture, logistics, and health. 

But Canada has yet to tap the benefits of existing robotics technologies.

We envision a near future where Canadians leverage robotics to enhance their productivity, safety, global competitiveness and quality of work.

About: About Us
Our Vision

OUR APPROACH

ECOSYSTEM METRICS
CASE STUDIES
COLLABORATIVE INSIGHT

We complement and connect existing initiatives by collecting, organizing and disseminating the information and insights we all need to succeed, including ecosystem metrics, use cases and application studies, insights on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Canadian robotics sectors compared to the rest of the world.

In so doing, we are becoming the collective national voice and point of contact for robotics in Canada, with a mandate to connect robotics and its adjacent sectors into a true ecosystem that encourages mutual collaboration, research, and product development.

Our Approach

TEAM

Our leadership and committee teams represent industry, government, and academic excellence collaborating to ensure pan-Canadian representation. 

We are actively recruiting committee and working group members who have the drive and resources to contribute.

 

Want to join? Contact one of our Committee Chairs.

LEADERSHIP: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Executive Committee

Co-Chair

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Executive Committee

Co-Chair

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Headshot of Hallie Siegel.

Managing Director,
Strategy & Partnerships

University of Toronto Robotics Institute

Executive/

Industry Committee Co-Chair

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Headshot of Andrew Allen.

Director, Technology Strategy

MDA Robotics & Space Operations

Executive/
Industry Committee Member

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Headshot of Charles Deguire.

CEO & Founder

Kinova

 

Industry Committee Member

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Industry Committee Co-Chair

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Headshot of Pablo Molina.

CTO, VP of Product, Chairman

Avidbots Corp.

Government Committee
(in formation)
Co-Chair

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Headshot of Bruno Monsarrat.

Team Leader, Automation, Robotics & Intelligent Manufacturing

 

National Research Council Canada

Research
& Training Committee Co-Chair

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Headshot of AJung Moon.

Assistant Professor

RAISE Lab
McGill University

Government Committee
(in formation)
Co-Chair

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Headshot of Frederic Pilote.

Senior Advisor, Space Exploration Policy

Canadian Space Agency

Research
& Training Committee Co-Chair

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Headshot of Francois Pomerleau.

Associate Professor

Norlab Université Laval

INDUSTRY COMMITTEE

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 Co-Chair

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Director, Technology Strategy

MDA Robotics & Space Operations


 Co-Chair

Headshot of Pablo Molina.

CTO, VP of Product, Chairman

Avidbots Corp.

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Christy

Michalak

Director, Manufacturing Development Programs

NGen Canada

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Ilija Jovanovic

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James

Lee

Director, Innovation Solutions Group


Jones Healthcare Group

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Jessica

Yip

COO and Director


A&K Robotics

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Richard Lee

Principal Engineer - Advanced Capabilities


General Dynamics Land Systems

GOVERNMENT COORDINATION COMMITTEE

Co-Chair

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Headshot of Bruno Monsarrat.

Team Leader, Automation, Robotics & Intelligent Manufacturing

 

National Research Council Canada

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Co-Chair

Headshot of Frederic Pilote.

Senior Advisor, Space Exploration Policy

Canadian Space Agency

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Martin

Picard

Manager, Lunar Exploration Robotics Systems

Canadian Space Agency

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Ola

Dele

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Étienne

Gendron

Head of Robotics & Automation 

 

Centre Technologique en Aérospatiale

Ben

Willoughby

Manager, Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Unit

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development

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SamanthaOwsianski

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Arthur

Kong

Director, Project Development 

NGen Canada

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Jack

Collier

Robotics Researcher

Defence Research and Development Canada

RESEARCH AND TRAINING COMMITTEE

Co-Chair

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Headshot of Francois Pomerleau.

François Pomerleau

Associate Professor

 

Université Laval

Co-Chair

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AJung Moon

Associate Professor

 

McGill University

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Clément

Gosselin

Full

Professor

 

Université Laval

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Angelica Lim

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

 

Simon Fraser University

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Brandon DeHart

 Adjunct Assistant Professor and RoboHub Manager

University of Waterloo

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James Servos

Director, Robotics Software

 

Locus Robotics

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Hallie Siegel

Managing Director Strategy & Partnership

 

University of Toronto Robotics Institute

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Ramzi Asfour

Associate Director (Administration)

 

Ingenuity Labs, Queens University

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Marie

Charbonneau

Assistant Professor

 

University of Calgary

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Amir

Hajzargarbashi

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Matt

Khoshdarregi

Assistant Professor

 

University of Manitoba

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Jonathan Kelly

Associate Professor

 

University of Toronto

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André

Gallant

Assistant Professor

 

Université de Moncton

Sudipa

Chatterjee

Business Development Advisor

Mitacs

Sylvain

Langlois

Manager, Manufacturing, Communications and Technologies

 

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Hyelim Juliana

Kim

Mitacs

FUNDING PARTNER

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HELP US UNITE THE CANADIAN ROBOTICS ECOSYSTEM

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