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 autonomous path following on low friction terrain. The inspiration for his thesis stems from the idea of making an autonomous Zamboni.

To implement his research, Michael will be using a Clearpath Husky and the Offroad Robotics Kubota RTV900 autonomous truck for field testing. Michael will be developing a robust path following control system to successfully path follow while driving on an indoor ice rink. 


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)