Michael is a second-year MASc candidate in Mechanical and Materials Engineering under the supervision of Joshua Marshall. For Michael’s thesis, he will continue with his research on a learning-based predictive path following control system. The principle of this control strategy is to combine the known benefits of predictive control but also use learned information from the environment to better model and predict the vehicle’s behaviour.

To implement his research, Michael is using a Clearpath Husky and the Offroad Robotics Kubota RTV900 autonomous vehicles for field testing. To test and validate the control strategies, Michael is doing his testing at an indoor ice rink to subject the robots to the most challenging terrain. 


Ingenuity Labs Research InstituteQueen’s University
Mitchell Hall, Room 245
69 Union St West
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

Email: m.fader@queensu.ca

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TA Courses

  • MECH 350 – Automatics Control – Winter 2019, Winter 2020
  • MECH 452 – Mechatronics Engineering – Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Undergraduate Research

Fader. M, Long Range Object Tracking Using Infrared and Ultrasound Optical Sensors, BASc Thesis, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Queen’s University, Kingston ON, April 2018 (Supervisor: Brian Surgenor)