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Reza Fotouhi B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng. Professor Mechanical

Room 2B35 Engineering Building

Research Area(s)

  • Robotics (Dynamics and Control)
  • Structural Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Computational Mechanics (Finite Element and Optimization)
  • Biomechanics

Research Group(s)

  • Applied Mechanics and Machine Design
  • Control Systems, Robotics and Fluid Power
  • Engineering for Agriculture


Education and Experience

B.Sc., M.Sc. (Iran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Saskatchewan), P.Eng.

Specialization: Robotics (dynamics & control), Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Computational Mechanics (Finite Element & Optimization), Biomechanics

Current and Past Projects

  • Dynamics and control of mobile manipulators
  • Mechanics of the soil-tool interaction in robotic assisted farming
  • Motion and control of a 3-DOF Helicopter
  • Motion and control of a 5-DOF haptic Wand
  • Navigation and control of agricultural autonomous mobile robot
  • Optimum design of a seeding mechanism for a mobile robotic assistant farmer
  • Path planning of a robot manipulator
  • Path planning of wheeled mobile robots in indoor and outdoor settings
  • Strength of Thin-walled Jointed Connections using Finite Element Analysis
  • Fatigue strength in laser cut welding
  • Trajectory tracking and vibration suppression of elastic joint and flexible link robot manipulators
  • Path planning and speed control of mobile robots
  • Control of artificial hand (biomechanics)
  • Large Amplitude Free Vibrations of Cantilever Beams
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of a Curved Beam Structure Using Finite Element Method
  • Parameter Identification and Trajectory Following of a Two-Link Rigid Manipulator
  • Trajectory Planning and Speed Control for a Two-Link Rigid Manipulator
  • Time-optimal control of two-link manipulators