Mobile Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Québec
Area(s) of Expertise

The laboratory has several mobile ground-based robots and aerial robots (drones) equipped with various sensors to test perception, location and other algorithms. One ground vehicle (Clearpath Robotics Husky) is equipped with a Kinova MICO manipulator arm to test mobile manipulation algorithms. We have two AscTec Firefly hexacopters, a Pelican quadrocopter and a DJI Matrice 100 drone. The sensors we have available include LiDARs, cameras, GPS and IMUs. We also have an approximately 11 m x 9 m x 2.5 m space equipped with a VICON motion capture system for locating objects with millimetre accuracy at a frequency of 250 Hz.

What the facility does

Research in the design of mobile robots and autonomous automated systems, mainly from an algorithmic point of view.

Research Services

The main equipment that can be made available to partners is the VICON motion capture system. In addition, it is possible to use our mobile drones and robots for joint research projects. We offer assistance developing algorithms for computer vision, localization, autonomous navigation, and decision and optimization, as well as assistance for planning trajectories, etc.

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Construction (including building, civil engineering, specialty trades)
  • Defense and security industries
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
  • Transportation

Name of equipment in use

VICON motion capture system

Ground-based and aerial mobile robots

Kinova MICO manipulator arm