“It is the destiny of robots to go everywhere” [p. XII, Springer Handbook of Robotics, 2nd edition, 2016].
Offroad Robotics—formerly the Queen’s Mining Systems Laboratory, and before that, the Carleton Robotic Vehicles Group—is a multidisciplinary engineering research group at Queen’s University, Canada. Our researchers have expertise in mining applications, mechanical and mechatronics systems, as well as electrical and computer engineering. We are passionate about field and mobile robotics, state estimation, and systems control. Recent project examples include robotic mapping and vehicle positioning R&D, robotic geotechnical surveying, autonomous driving and multi-vehicle coordination, robotic excavation, and remote operator-assist systems. Offroad researchers are mostly active in applied and multidisciplinary work with close industry collaboration.