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The Laval University Robotics Laboratory is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. The Lab was first established in 1989 by Professor Clément M. Gosselin.  From January 2001 until December 2021, Professor Gosselin was holding a prestigious Canadian award: the Canada Research Chair in Robotics and Mechatronics.  Professor Philippe Cardou joined the laboratory in 2007, followed in 2015 by Professor Alexandre Campeau-Lecours and in 2022 Professor Patrice Lambert joined the team.  Our research team is now composed of more than twenty graduate students and research associates.

Over the years our research team has produced numerous publications and technical achievements. The research carried out in the Robotics Laboratory is funded by several major funding agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The laboratory has also been involved in research contracts with many organisations including: the Hydro-Quebec Research Institute (IREQ), Government agencies and ministries, the Institut de Recherche en Santé et Sécurité du Travail du Québec (IRSST), the Canadian Space Agency, CAE Electronics, Opal-RT, MDA Space Missions and GM Canada, just to mention a few.

Research activities in the laboratory are mainly focused on the study of parallel mechanisms, articulated robotic hands, cable-driven parallel mechanisms, physical human-robot interaction, haptic devices and assistive devices —  all research areas in which the laboratory has gained international recognition.

The laboratory is equipped with state of the art facilities, including several serial and parallel robots, robotic hands, a parallel processing system for real-time control and simulation, a rapid prototyping machine, and a wire EDM machine.

Laval University is located in Quebec City, which is the capital of the province of Quebec in the heart of French speaking North America. The University was founded in 1852, and its origins go back to 1663. Today the student population is more than 40,000 and courses continue to be taught in French.


18 December 2017

Visit from Dominique Anglade, Deputy Premier of Quebec

On December 1st, the Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation and Deputy Premier of Quebec, Dominique Anglade, was visiting Laval University's…

29 September 2017

A grant from Quebec city to create a company in rehabilitation engineering

Professor Alexandre Campeau-Lecours won a $ 25,000 grant for the creation of a business in the area of ​​technical assistance in the context of the Ap…

18 September 2017

An international conference in Quebec City thanks to Professor Clément Gosselin

Thanks to the involvement of professor and congress ambassador, Mr. Clément Gosselin, the Québec City Convention Centre will host the IDETC/CIE in…

11 September 2017

Congratulations to Simon Perreault

On September 8th, Simon Perreault's thesis defense was held under the supervision of Professor Philippe Cardou and Professor Clément Gosselin. Without…

22 September 2016

Congratulations to Professor Alexandre Campeau-Lecours

Last May, Professor Alexandre Campeau-Lecours of the Mechanical Engineering Department won the young researchers award at the scientific INTER-REPAR…

06 April 2016

New website

The new and improved website is now online. If you find any broken links, please let us know at

12 November 2015

New Teacher

The Laboratory welcomes a new associate professor Alexandre Campeau-Lecours.