September 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement. Congratulations to Thomas!

September 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems. Congratulations to Weihua!

August 2017: Mohsen Khadem has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Modeling and Control of Robotics-assisted Needle Steering in Soft Tissue". Well done for several years of hard work, Mohsen! Also, congratulations on your postdoctoral position in Europe!

August 2017: TBS Group has provided a tour of its lab the DiscoverE club.

August 2017: TBS Group has provided a tour of its lab the teamUP Science club. See some photos.

July 2017: Sepehr Tabatabaei, who visited the TBS Group for 10 months, has now defended his PhD thesis at Amir Kabir University, Iran. Congratulations and best of luck, Sepehr!

May 2017: The workshop Methods for Stability Analysis of Haptic Teleoperation Systems in the 2017 American Control Conference was a success! See some photos.

May 2017: Congratulations to TBS Group alumnus Mojtaba Sharifi for the best thesis of the year award as Sharif University, Iran!

May 2017: Congratulations to the TBS Group alumnus Michael Waine for getting admitted to the University of British Columbia Medical School!

May 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Automatica. Congratulations to Sepehr!

April 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Control Engineering Practice. Congratulations to Bita!

April 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Chaos, Solitons & Fractals. Congratulations to Sepehr!

March 2017: Mahdi Tavakoli talked on the CBC Radio Active program about robots for surgery, therapy and rehabilitation (listen) (Download audio).

March 2017: Mahdi Tavakoli talked on the Ryan Jespersen show on 630 CHED about how robots can improve medical procedures (listen) (Download audio).

March 2017: TBS Group's research has been featured by the University of Alberta newsroom (here).

March 2017: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Control Engineering Practice. Congratulations to Carlos!

March 2017: TBS Group has been mentioned in the news of federal CFI-JELF funding (here and here). The lab has received equipment funding for projects in robot-assisted rehabilitation, therapy, and surgery.

January 2017: TBS Group has had one of its papers selected as one of five finalists for the Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 American Control Conference. Congratulations, Mohsen!

January 2017: Mojtaba Sharifi, who visited the TBS Group for 12 months, has now defended his PhD thesis at Sharif University, Iran. Congratulations and best of luck, Mojtaba!

December 2016: Mojtaba Sharifi, who visited the TBS Group for 12 months, has been selected as the best PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Sharif University, Iran, for his research.

September 2016: Mahdi Maaref, who visited the TBS Group for 7 months, has now defended his PhD thesis at Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. Congratulations and best of luck, Mahdi!

September 2016: TBS Group has provided tour of its telesurgery and telerehabilitation research projects to visitors during the Faculty of Engineering Expo. Check out some photos.

August 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Control Engineering Practice. Congratulations to Farzad and Mojtaba!

August 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Congratulations to the authors!

July 2016: Mahdi Tavakoli gave an hour-long keynote lecture entitled Robotic Assistance for Improving Surgeries and Therapies in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics.

July 2016: TBS Group co-organized a full-day workshop entitled Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics for Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Recovery Assessment in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Check out some photos!

July 2016: TBS Group organized an invited session entitled Control Issues in Mechatronic Systems for Medicine in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics.

July 2016: TBS Group has presented six papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Check out some photos!

June 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Congratulations to Farokh and Mahya!

June 2016: TBS Group alumnus Lucia Gan wins the 2016 Electrical Engineering Gold Medal. Congratulations and best of luck with your graduate studies at Stanford!

June 2016: TBS Group alumni celebrate after convocation.

May 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Mechatronics (A Journal of IFAC). Congratulations to Weihua!

May 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations to Carlos!

April 2016: TBS Group has six papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) accepted for publication in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics. Congratulations to authors!

April 2016: Bita Fallahi, Jay Carriere and Thomas Lehmann have passed their PhD candidacy exams. Congratulations!

April 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research. Congratulations to the authors!

April 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Congratulations to Mohsen and Carlos!

March 2016: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Congratulations to Mahya and Farokh!

February 2016: Jay Carriere has won the Indspire; Building Better Futures Scholarship & Bursary. Congratulations, Jay!

February 2016: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted for publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (Special Issue on Person-Centered Signal Processing for Assistive, Rehabilitative and Wearable Health Technologies). Congratulations to the authors!

January 2016: TBS Group has six papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Congratulations to the authors!

January 2016: TBS Group has three papers (1, 2, 3) accepted for publication in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Congratulations to authors!

December 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. Congratulations, Weihua!

December 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research. Congratulations, Mohsen and Carlos!

November 2015: TBS Group has three papers (1, 2, 3) accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research and the International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. Congratulations, Meaghan, Michael and Carlos!

November 2015: Mohsen Khadem has passed his PhD candidacy exam. Keep up the good job, Mohsen!

November 2015: Meaghan Bowthorpe has successfully defended her PhD thesis "Control for Robot-assisted Image-guided Beating-Heart Surgery". Great job, Meaghan, and best of luck with your job at MDA!

September 2015: TBS Group has provided tour of its telesurgery and telerehabilitation research projects to visitors during the Faculty of Engineering Expo. Check out some photos and videos.

September 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IET Control Theory & Applications. Congratulations, Weihua!

September 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Congratulations, Meaghan!

August 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Congratulations, Michael!

June 2015: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted in the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Great job, everyone!

May 2015: TBS Group has presented five papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Check out some photos!

April 2015: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted in the 34th Chinese Control Conference and SICE Annual Conference. Great job, Ting!

March 2015: TBS Group has provided a tour of its lab the DiscoverE Girls Club. See some photos.

March 2015: Dr. Xia Liu, who visited the TBS Group for 12 months during her PhD studies, has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at the Xihua University, China. Many congratulations, Xia!

March 2015: TBS Lab has released a 64-bit Windows compatible version of PHANSIM - A Simulink Toolkit For the SenSable PHANToM Haptic Devices - which can be downloaded from here.

January 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Control Engineering Practice. Congratulations, Ali!

January 2015: TBS Group has five papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) accepted in the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Great job, everyone!

January 2015: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Control Engineering Practice. Congratulations, Ting!

January 2015: Read the ECE Department's news story about Lucia Gan's project in the TBS Group under the Dean’s Research Awards program!

November 2014: Ran Tao has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Haptic Teleoperation Based Rehabilitation Systems for Task-Oriented Therapy". Great job, Ran!

September 2014: TBS Group showcased a haptic telerehabilitation demo in the U of A Engineering Expo. See some photos.

July 2014: Dr. Jian Li, who visited the TBS Group for 18 months during his PhD studies and defended his PhD in May, has been appointed directly at the rank of Associate Professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Many congratulations, Jian!

June 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IET Control Theory & Applications. Congratulations, Noushin!

June 2014: TBS group members Jay Carriere and Meaghan Bowthorpe have won the best poster award in the Process and Systems Modelling category during the Fifth Annual Graduate Research Symposium of the Faculty of the Engineering, University of Alberta. The poster is entitled "Inertial Noise Cancellation for Robot Assisted Beating-Heart Surgery using an Extended Kalman Filter". Congratulations!

June 2014: TBS Group has an invited paper (here) published in the Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan. Good job, Meaghan and Vincent!

June 2014: TBS Group has presented two papers (1, 2) in the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

May 2014: Mahdi Tavakoli has won the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award (story, ceremony photos).

May 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

May 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in IET Control Theory & Applications.

May 2014: Jian Li, who visited the TBS Group for 16 months, has now defended his PhD thesis at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Congratulations and best of luck, Jian!

May 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Congratulations, Ran!

April 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems.

April 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics. Great job, Sean!

April 2014: Mahdi Tavakoli has given research talks at Amirkabir University, KN Toosi University, Sharif University, and Tabriz University, Iran.

March 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in Robotica.

March 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. Well done, Jian and Victor!

February 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Advanced Robotics.

February 2014: TBS Group has presented two papers (1, 2) in the 2014 IEEE Haptics Symposium.

January 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IET Control Theory & Applications. Good job, Jian!

January 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Advanced Robotics. Good job, Victor and Jian!

January 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Robotica. Well done, Farzad!

January 2014: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Great job, Jian!

January 2014: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted in the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Good job Meaghan, Abril and Sean!

December 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in Mechatronics (a Journal of IFAC).

November 2013: Mahdi Tavakoli appeared in an ad in the November 29, 2013 issue of The Globe and Mail by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta.

November 2013: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted for oral presentation in the 2014 IEEE Haptics Symposium. Good job Ran and Noushin!

November 2013: TBS Group alumni celebrate after convocation.

November 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Advanced Robotics. Well done, Sean!

October 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. Great job, Jian!

October 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Mechatronics (a Journal of IFAC). Good job, Xia and Ran!

September 2013: Mahdi Tavakoli has given a public seminar about robotic assistance for improving surgeries and therapies during the Faculty of Engineering Expo.

September 2013: TBS Group has provided day-long tours of its telesurgery and telerehabilitation research projects to visitors during the Faculty of Engineering Expo (1, 2, 3).

September 2013: TBS Group members appeared on Breakfast Television to show off robotic systems for telerehabilitation (here or here) and beating heart surgery (here or here).

September 2013: TBS Group has a chapter (here) accepted for publication in the book entitled Minimally Invasive Surgery: Evolution of Operative Techniques, Safety & Effectiveness and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes. Good job, Meaghan!

September 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing. Good job, Arefeh!

September 2013: TBS Group has presented two papers (1, 2) in the 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science. Thanks, Jian!

September 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Automatica.

September 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

August 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Control Engineering Practice.

August 2013: Noushin Miandashti has successfully defended her MSc thesis "Stability of Haptic Virtual Environments and Teleoperation Systems: Effects of Sampled-data Control, Communication Delay and Active Operator". Great job, Noushin!

August 2013: Matthew Dyck has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Measuring the Dynamic Impedance of the Human Arm: Applications to Telerehabilitation and Robot-Assisted Motor Function Assessment". Well done, Matthew!

June 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in Automatica.

June 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

June 2013: Ali Jazayeri has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Stability of Bilateral Teleoperation Systems: Effect of Sampled-data Control and Non-passivity or Strict-Passivity of Terminations". Well done for several years of hard work, Ali! Also, congratulations on your first post-graduation job in Edmonton's control engineering industry!

June 2013: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted in the 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science. Well done, Jian!

June 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in the Journal of Sensors.

May 2013: Matthew Dyck's research using the Quarc software is highlighted in the news blog of Quanser, Inc.

May 2013: Thomas Lehmann, who visited the TBS Group for 6 months, has now defended his MSc thesis (here) at Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. Congratulations, Thomas!

May 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Great job, Meaghan!

May 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in Control Engineering Practice.

May 2013: TBS Group has presented a paper (here) in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany. Thanks, Meaghan!

May 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in the Journal of Sensors. Good work, Thomas!

April 2013: TBS Group's Noushin Miandashti has won $1,000 for the best Gangnam style dance at the farewell ceremony of the 2013 World Haptics Conference in Daejeon, South Korea!

April 2013: TBS Group has presented six papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) in the IEEE World Haptics Conference, Daejeon, Korea. Thanks Matthew, Noushin, Jian and Ali!

April 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted for publication in Automatica. Excellent work, Farzad!

April 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in the 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics. Well done, Matthew!

April 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Control Engineering Practice. Great job, Ali!

January 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013. Good work, Meaghan!

January 2013: TBS Group has six papers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) accepted in the IEEE World Haptics Conference 2013 (the 5th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium), Daejeon, Korea, 2013.

January 2013: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Neurosurgery's Supplement on Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neurosurgery.

December 2012: Read the ECE Department's news story about PhD student Meaghan Bowthorpe's research in the TBS Group.

December 2012: Arefeh Boroomand has successfully defended her MSc thesis "Modeling and Control of a Flexible Needle in Soft Tissue". Well done, Arefeh!

December 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published online in IEEE Transactions on Haptics.

December 2012: Victor Mendez has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Stability of Multilateral Haptic Teleoperation Systems". Well done, Victor!

November 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in IEEE Transactions on Haptics. Great job, Ali!

November 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Control Engineering Practice.

October 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Control Engineering Practice. Great job, Alireza and Farzad!

October 2012: TBS Group has presented four papers (1, 2, 3, 4) in the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

September 2012: TBS Group has hosted a tour of its lab and showcased a demo in the U of A Engineering Expo. See some photos!

August 2012: Matthew Dyck's video concerning his rehabilitation robotics research has ranked 2nd place among finalists in the Alberta Innovates Summit 2012. Congratulations, Matthew!

August 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Neurosurgery (Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neurosurgery Supplement).

August 2012: Arefeh Boroomand and Meaghan Bowthorpe have attended CSTAR's summer robotics school in London, Ontario.

August 2012: Matthew Dyck's video concerning his rehabilitation robotics research has been selected among finalists for the Alberta Innovates Summit 2012.

August 2012: TBS Group has an invited chapter on human hand's haptic perception (here) in a book to be published under Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics.

July 2012: Farzad Hashemzadeh, who visited the TBS Group for 8 months, has now defended his PhD thesis "Control of Bilateral Teleoperation Systems under Varying Time Delays" at the University of Tabriz, Iran. Congratulations and best of luck with your new faculty position, Farzad!

July 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology published online.

July 2012: TBS Group has four papers (1, 2, 3, 4) accepted in the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.

July 2012: TBS Group has presented a paper (here) in the the ASME 11th Biennial Conference On Engineering Systems Design And Analysis, Nantes, France, 2012.

June 2012: Mahdi Tavakoli has presented workshops on robot-assisted image-guided surgery and haptic teleoperation control at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST).

June 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

May 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.

May 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. Great job, Quyen!

Apr 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. Well done Farzad!

Apr 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Mathematical Problems in Engineering. Good job Farzad!

Mar 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Control Engineering Practice.

Feb 2012: Mahdi Tavakoli has presented a workshop on bilateral control of haptic teleoperation systems subject to practical non-idealities in the 13th international symposium of Advanced Robot Design Center at Yamagata University. Thanks very much, Dr. Riichiro Tadakuma, for your hospitality!

Feb 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Mechatronics (Journal of IFAC).

Feb 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in the ASME 11th Biennial Conference On Engineering Systems Design And Analysis.

Feb 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) accepted in Control Engineering Practice.

January 2012: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control.

December 2011: Xia Liu, who visited the TBS Group for 12 months, has now defended her PhD thesis "Nonlinear adaptive control of teleoperation systems subject to uncertainties" at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Congratulations and best of luck with your new faculty position, Xia!

December 2011: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in IET Control Theory and Applications.

December 2011: TBS Group has presented a paper (here) in the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, 2011.

December 2011: Sean Hodgson has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Sliding-Mode Control of Pneumatic Actuators for Robots and Telerobots". Well done, Sean!

September 2011: Sean Hodgson has a paper (here) accepted in Mechatronics. Great job Sean!

September 2011: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) presented in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011. Thanks Sean and Minh-Tu!

September 2011: Ali Jazayeri has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship. Congratulations Ali!

September 2011: Mahdi Tavakoli appeared on Breakfast Television to show off a haptic teleoperation demo and promote the 2011 UofA Engineering Expo (here).

September 2011: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in Advanced Robotics.

July 2011: Alireza Mohammadi has a paper (here) accepted in the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, 2011. Good job Alireza!

July 2011: Xia Liu has a paper (here) accepted in the Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control. Great job Xia!

June 2011: Meaghan Bowthorpe and Matthew Dyck have won both NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship and Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship. Many congratulations to Meaghan and Matthew!

June 2011: TBS Group has two papers (1, 2) accepted in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, CA, 2011. Great job Sean and Minh-Quyen!

June 2011: Alireza Mohammadi has successfully defended his MSc thesis "Disturbance Observer Based Control of Robotic and Telerobotic Systems". Congratulations Alireza! Best of luck with your PhD studies at the University of Toronto.

June 2011: TBS Group has presented two papers (1, 2) in the 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, BC, 2011. Thanks Alireza!

May 2011: Mahdi Tavakoli has presented three workshops and two research presentations at Amirkabir University (Tehran Polytechnic), in the 19th Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering, at the Research Center for Science and Technology In Medicine (RCSTIM) in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and at the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran.

May 2011: TBS Group has presented three papers (1, 2, 3) in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China. Thanks Xia and Richard!

Apr 2011: Read the ECE Department's news story about Jay Carriere's project in the TBS Group under the Dean’s Research Awards program!

Apr 2011: TBS Group members Greeshma Kayala, Daniela Villasmil, and Jay Carriere have presented the results of their research projects that were supported by the Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Research Awards program. Thanks guys for the good work!

Apr 2011: Alireza Mohammadi has a paper (here) accepted in IET Control Theory and Applications. Great job Alireza!

Apr 2011: Michael Yip has accepted a PhD admission offer from Stanford University. He will be working on robotic cable-driven catheters. Best wishes, Michael!

Apr 2011: The team of Ahmed Elmallah, Rachelle Neame and Shiyuan Liu of the TBS Group have ranked second place out of 40 electrical engineering capstone design projects for the design of a string-driven one-finger haptic device. Congratulations to these lab members!

Mar 2011: TBS Group has a paper (here) published in the March issue of Advanced Robotics.

Mar 2011: Meaghan Bowthorpe has given a talk on robot-assisted and cardiac surgery to Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) student chapter at U of A. Thanks Meaghan!

Mar 2011: Ali Jazayeri has passed his PhD candidacy exam. Keep up the good job Ali!

Mar 2011: Ali Jazayeri has a paper (here) accepted in the World Haptics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011. Great job Ali!

Feb 2011: Alireza Mohammadi and Ali Jazayeri have two papers (1, 2) accepted in the 23rd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Vancouver, BC, 2011. Good job Alireza and Ali!

Feb 2011: TBS Group is awarded a 3-year NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant in partnership with Quanser Inc., the University of Western Ontario, and Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital to develop technology for robot-assisted post-stroke rehabilitation technology.

Jan 2011: Xia Liu has a paper (here) accepted in the journal Advanced Robotics. Well done Xia!

Jan 2011: TBS Group has three papers (1, 2, 3) accepted in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Shanghai, China, 2011. Great job Xia and Minh-Quyen!

Dec 2010: TBS Group presents two papers (1, 2) in 2010 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, GA.

Nov 2010: Students of Medical Robotics class tour the daVinci surgical robot at the U of A Hospital. Thank you Tom Skrinskas for giving the tour!

Oct 2010: TBS Group presents three papers (1, 2, 3) in 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Taiwan.

Oct 2010: TBS Group presents two haptic teleoperation demos in the U of A Open House.

Sep 2010: TBS Group presents two haptic teleoperation demos in the U of A Engineering Expo.

Jul-Aug 2010: Mahdi Tavakoli takes a visiting professorship in AMPERE Lab, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA) de Lyon, France, sponsored by France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Thank you Dr. Minh-Tu Pham for your hospitality!

May 2010: Mahdi Tavakoli is an invited speaker at Western Canadian Robot Games, Calgary Aerospace Museum. Thank you Dr. Chris Macnab for your invitation!

May 2010: Mahdi Tavakoli presents to the NeuroArm team, Calgary Foothills Hospital. Thank you Dr. Chris Macnab for your invitation!

Apr 2010: Shiyuan Liu presents his Dean’s Research Award project.

Mar 2010: Mahdi Tavakoli is appointed as a Research Affiliate with the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital of Edmonton.

Feb 2010: Mahdi Tavakoli speaks at AP/IB Student Conference on Exploring Global Change, University of Alberta.