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Ingenuity Labs Research Institute

We are an interdisciplinary initiative at Queen’s University focused on combining Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Human Machine Interaction to create future intelligent systems and robotic machines that enhance human productivity, safety, performance, and quality of life.

Paul Hungler

From Virtual Reality to competency-based learning, it’s innovation that inspires this Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs professor

As a Major in the Canadian Armed Forces, Dr. Paul Hungler oversaw the delivery of Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) training for military personnel. Now as an Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering and Ingenuity Labs, he’s hoping that VR/AR can similarly revolutionize the way we educate future generations of engineers. “Getting access to things …

Ali Etemad and Pritam Sarkar

Generating ECG/EKG Signals from PPG Sensor Data

Dr. Ali Etemad, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and PhD candidate Pritam Sarkar created a machine-learning model that could give cheap wearable tech the ability to measure a user’s cardiovascular health. The technology is available for licensing through the Queen’s Partnerships and Innovation office. For more information about Dr. …

Dr. Qingguo Li

Ingenuity Labs Member Qingguo Li, Exoskeleton Prototype

Walking just might get easier thanks to researchers at Queen’s University. They’ve designed an exoskeleton prototype that’s meant to help people walk farther, while using less energy. This device is a subject of a new study in the world-leading academic journal, “Science.” Click to read Article Dr. Michael Shepertycky and Dr. Qingguo Li, two minds …

Dr. Joshua Woods, Mitchell Professor, Intelligent Infrastructure Monitoring

A technological environment is a built environment. Dr. Josh Woods is rethinking how we can sense and measure how buildings “feel” – and reinvent how we relate to the structures we live and work in. He’s a faculty member in our Civil Engineering department; using AI and new ways of measuring materials, his work will …

Dr. Xiaodan Zhu, Mitchell Professor, Text Analytics and Machine Learning

Better language algorithms mean better AI and better machines. Dr. Xiaodan Zhu is at the forefront of this movement. As announced in January 2021, the Mitchell Professors are five engineering researchers, funded by a gift from Bruce Mitchell, Sc’68, DSc’20, to explore the frontiers of how humanity and machines coexist. The Mitchell Professors reside in …

Matthew Robertson

Dr. Matt Robertson, Mitchell Professor, Bio-Inspired Robotics

Integrating nature and robotics, from slithering to swarms. Dr. Matt Robertson is the Mitchell Professor reinventing robots via the natural world. As announced in January 2021, the Mitchell Professors are five engineering researchers, funded by a gift from Bruce Mitchell, Sc’68, DSc’20, to explore the frontiers of how humanity and machines coexist. The Mitchell Professors …

Dr. Ali Etemad, Mitchell Professor, AI for Human Sensing and Understanding

Queen’s Engineering is reinventing our understanding of machines; from how they think, to how they move, to how they – and we – feel. As announced in January 2021, the Mitchell Professors are five engineering researchers, funded by a gift from Bruce Mitchell, Sc’68, DSc’20, to explore the frontiers of how humanity and machines coexist. …

Dr. Amy Wu, Mitchell Professor, Bio-Inspired Robotics

Queen’s Engineering is reinventing our understanding of machines; from how they think, to how they move, to how they – and we – feel. As announced in January 2021, the Mitchell Professors are five engineering researchers, funded by a gift from Bruce Mitchell, Sc’68, DSc’20, to explore the frontiers of how humanity and machines coexist. …

Autonomous Mining Robot

Podcast: Robotics, Automation and the 21st Century Miner with Dr. Joshua Marshall

Dr. Joshua Marshall, Interim Director of the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute, joined Amber Mac for an episode of the This Is Mining podcast to chat about the robot revolution and why it’s already here. It’s an exciting time for robotics and autonomous vehicle technologies in the mining sector because new technologies are transforming the industry …

Mitchell Professors

Queen’s Engineering alumnus gift funds the future of human-machine collaboration research

A transformational gift from philanthropist and Queen’s alumnus Bruce Mitchell (Sc’68) has enabled the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science to expand its investment in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and human-machine collaboration research, and the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute. Announced today is the installation of five professorships across three departments in the Faculty of Engineering.Read …