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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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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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Bhavin Dharia

MSc Student (2020-present)

 

Research Project:

Autonomous vision-based motion control of industrial robots

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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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Bisola Oluwabusola

MSc Student (2021-present)

 

Research Project:

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

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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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Keyvan T. Marvian

MSc Student (2021-present)

 

Research Project:

Automated part localization and robot control for trimming tasks

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Shreyans Dhariawala

M.Eng. Student (2021-present)

 

Research Project:

Vision-guided robotic drilling of aerospace panels

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Peter Goltz

Undergraduate Research Assistant

- Thesis (2021-2022)

- UofM URA (summer 2021)

 

Research Project:

Robot-sensor integration and precision cell calibration

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Joshua Bond

NSERC USRA (Summer 2022)

 

Research Project:

Instrumentation and control of an adaptive vacuum gripper

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Past Members

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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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Simeon Schueller

- Technician (Jan-Apr, 2022)

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

Research Project:

Vision-guided robotic handling

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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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Omer Sajjad

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Winter 2022)

 

Research Project:

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

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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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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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William Ediger

Undergraduate Research Assistant

- NSERC USRA (summer 2021)

Research Project:

Vision systems for automated robotic pick and place tasks

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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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Luka Markovic

Undergraduate Research Assistant

(summer 2021)

 

Research Project:

Point cloud assembly and feature extraction for automated part handling

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Rasool Mokhtari Homami

Research Assistant (2019-2021)

 

Research Project:

Modeling and optimization of composite drilling processes

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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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