This has been an exciting year for CRL. The lab relocated from Hannover, Germany to Toronto, Canada. Most of us left our families and friends behind in their home countries. Robots and equipment flew across the Atlantic and a spacious, newly renovated lab space had to be moved into. A brand new introduction to robotics course had to be delivered to our undergraduates. New procedures, new colleagues, new collaborators, new research funding schemes … new everything!

As a great team we managed all those challenges and faced the new frontiers bravely. Thank you to everyone at UTM and UofT for your support and generosity, at the Robotics Institute for a wonderful growing community, and to our research friends across the globe. We are grateful for being part of a stimulating and motivating research culture!

We are now off to enjoy the holidays and recharge for a new decade full of innovative continuum robot designs, creative planning and control approaches, and novel applications! We are excited for 2020!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

The CRL Team


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May 20th, 2020

CRL Summer Research

COVID-19 is affecting our research @CRL since end of March 2020. Everyone is working from home, or better, trying to […]

March 9th, 2020

Welcome Quentin!

The past few weeks have been challenging for all of us facing measures to conquer the global COVID-19 pandemic. CRL […]

December 19th, 2019

Happy Holidays

This has been an exciting year for CRL. The lab relocated from Hannover, Germany to Toronto, Canada. Most of us […]

December 13th, 2019

CNRS-UofT Joint Research Programme

We are delighted that our collaborative project Dual-Arm Continuum Robots for Single-Port Interventions (DOORS) receives support within the 2019 CNRS-University […]

December 6th, 2019

CRL wins Gingerbread House Contest

Getting into the holiday spirit, CRL participated in a gingerbread building contest on 6th December. It was an amazing day as the […]

November 18th, 2019

5 Years of Research on Extensible Tendon-driven Continuum Robots

We have been working on dextrous extensible tendon-driven continuum robots since 2014. After 3 prototype iterations, a patent, conference and […]

November 8th, 2019

CRL visits Toronto Aquarium

Continuum robots are largely inspired by animals. This fall’s CRL excursion took us to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in Toronto. […]

October 22nd, 2019

Visit of our Alumni Julia Starke

We welcomed Julia Starke @CRL today, Ph.D. candidate at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany in our befriended laboratory High Performance […]

October 15th, 2019

Our academic family expanded

We are happy to announce that our academic family expanded quite a bit over the past days. Jessica flew back […]

October 9th, 2019

Paper on Joint-level Calibration Appears in RA-L

Our paper on joint-level calibration of concentric tube robots is was accepted as a letter appearing in IEEE Robotics & […]