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Dr. Matt Khoshdarregi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Assistant Professor (2017-present)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Education:

Ph.D. (2012-2017), Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.

MASc (2010-2012), Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada.

BSc (2005-2010), Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran.

Research Interests:

Intelligent manufacturing, industrial robotics, machine vision, precision motion control, deep learning

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Current Team

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Ehsan Jalayeri, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Technologist

Expertise:

Control systems, mechatronics, electrical systems, mechanical design.

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Bhavin Dharia, M.Sc.

Technician (2022-present)

 

Expertise:

- 2D and 3D machine vision

- Vision-guided robot control

- Vision-based inspection

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Ali Maghami

PhD Candidate (2019-present)

 

Research Project:

Automated inspection using computer vision and deep learning

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Michael Newman

PhD Student (2020-present)

MSc Student (2018-2020)

 

Research Project:

Vibration avoidance and accuracy control in precision industrial robots

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Bisola Oluwabusola

MSc Student (2021-present)

 

Research Project:

Real-time integration of digital twin and real systems in robotic cells

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Meshkat Salehi

MSc Student (2020-present)

 

Research Project:

Efficient FRF updating techniques for chatter prediction in thin-wall machining

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    Keyvan T. Marvian

    MSc Student (2021-present)

     

    Research Project:

    Automated part localization and robot control for trimming tasks

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    Yousef (Sina) Alborzi

    MSc Student (2021-present)

     

    Research Project:

    Optimal point cloud assembly for automated part localization

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    Shreyans Dhariawala

    M.Eng. Student (2021-present)

     

    Research Project:

    Vision-guided robotic drilling of aerospace panels

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    Alejandro Hernandez Villa

    MSc Student (2022-present)

     

    Research Project:

    3D vision systems for generalized part localization

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    Mahdi Kazemiesfahani

    MSc Student (2022-present)

     

    Research Project:

    High throughput robotic drilling

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    Peter Goltz

    Undergraduate Research Assistant

    - Mitacs intern (2021-2022)

    - Thesis (2021-2022)

    - UofM URA (summer 2021)

     

    Research Project:

    Robot-sensor integration and precision cell calibration

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      Past Members

      Master's students

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      Bhavin Dharia

      MSc Student (2020-2022)

       

      Research Project:

      Automated vision-guided abrasion and water break inspection of composite panels

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      Simeon Schueller

      - Visiting Master Student (2021) from Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany

      Research Project:

      Vision-guided robotic handling

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      Jasper Arthur

      MSc Student (2019-2021)

       

      Research Project:

      Pose optimization and path planning for high speed robotic drilling

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      Sky Liu

      MSc Student (2018-2020)

       

      Research Project:

      Modeling and compensation of positioning errors in robotic machining

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      Michael Newman

      MSc Student (2018-2020)

       

      Research Project:

      Vibration avoidance and accuracy control in precision industrial robots

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      Undergraduate students

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      Joshua Bond

      NSERC USRA (Summer 2022)

       

      Research Project:

      Instrumentation and control of an adaptive vacuum gripper

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      Viktor Popp

      Undergraduate Research Assistant

      - Thesis (2021-2022)

      - UofM URA (summer 2021)

       

      Research Project:

      Design of an adjustable suction end-effector for handling panels

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      Josh Pries

      Undergraduate Research Assistant (Winter 2022)

       

      Research Project:

      Instrumentation and PLC control of an actuated robot end-effector

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      Omer Sajjad

      Undergraduate Research Assistant (Winter 2022)

       

      Research Project:

      HMI design and PLC control of an actuated robot end-effector

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      William Ediger

      Undergraduate Research Assistant

      - NSERC USRA (summer 2021)

      Research Project:

      Vision systems for automated robotic pick and place tasks

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        Ghanashyam R K P

        MITACS Globalink Intern

        (summer 2021)

        Home Institute: Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India

         

        Research Project:

        3D machine vision systems for self-adjusting welding robots

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        Luka Markovic

        Undergraduate Research Assistant

        (summer 2021)

         

        Research Project:

        Point cloud assembly and feature extraction for automated part handling

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        Abhijay Kemkar

        MITACS Globalink Intern

        (summer 2021)

        Home Institute: BITS Pilani, India

         

        Research Project:

        3D machine vision systems for self-adjusting welding robots

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        Connor Tompkins

        Undergraduate Research Assistant

        - NSERC USRA (summer 2020)

         

        Research Project:

        Real time error compensation in precision manufacturing robots

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          Kaiyue Lu

          Undergraduate Thesis Student (2019-2020)

           

          Research Project:

          Machine learning techniques for modeling of structural dynamics of industrial robots

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          Praful Patel

          Undergraduate Research Assistant

          - UofM URA (summer 2018)

          - UofM URA (summer 2019)

           

          Research Project:

          Modeling and simulation of a control system for 6-axis robots

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          Abiodun Emmanuel Koku

          Undergraduate Research Assistant

          - UofM URA (summer 2019)

           

          Research Project:

          Instrumentation of an open-architecture XY motion stage

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          Alejandro Hernandez Villa

          Mitacs Globalink Research Intern (summer 2019)

           

          Research Project:

          Automated vision-based inspection of drilled holes in aerospace composite (CFRP) panels

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          Aleksandr (Alex) Usov

          Undergraduate Thesis Student

          (2018-2019)

           

          Research Project:

          Design and fabrication of a strain gauge based dynamometer for measuring machining forces

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          Technicians and Assistants

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          Simeon Schueller

          - Technician (Jan-Apr, 2022)

          Task:

          Direct communication and data acquisition from a Leica AT960 laser tracker via SDK

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          Rasool Mokhtari Homami

          Research Assistant (2019-2021)

           

          Research Project:

          Modeling and optimization of composite drilling processes

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