“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 an interdisciplinary engineering research group at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada. We are passionate about field and mobile robotics, state estimation, mechatronics, and systems control. Our researchers have experience in several domains, including space/planetary robotics, defence/security, and heavy industry applications. Some 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. Offroad is part of the interdisciplinary Ingenuity Labs Research Institute at Queen’s and the NSERC Canadian Robotics Network (NCRN).