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Alex Ellery

Associate Professor

Degrees:B.Sc, Ulster, UK M.Sc. Sussex, UK Ph.D. Cranfield, UK
Phone:613-520-2600 x 1027
Office:3134 Mackenzie Building

Research Interests:

  • Space Robotics
  • Design of Serviceable Satellites
  • On-orbit Satellite Servicing
  • Design & Analysis of Planetary Rovers
  • Design of Entry, Descent and Landing Systems for Planetary Exploration
  • Robotic Drills & Instrumentation for Astrobiological Surveys
  • Biomimetic Design for Space Applications


Muscle-like behaviours for robotic manipulators

  • Forward model augmentation to feedback control of manipulators
  • Micro-penetrator development
  • Micro-rover development
  • Optic flow and potential field-based navigation


  • Space-based manipulators
  • Planetary rovers
  • Lunar base infrastructure development