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M. John D. Hayes


Degrees:B.F.A., Concordia B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D., McGill
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5661
Office:2184 ME

Research Interests:

  • Geometric Modelling and Computer Simulation
  • Space Robotics
  • Automated Optical Robot Calibration Systems
  • Robot Mechanical Systems
  • Theoretical Kinematics


Robotics mechanical systems; machine vision; kinematic calibration; mechanism synthesis; applied dynamics; theoretical kinematics; simulation; simulator motion platform design; visual servoing; biomedical robotic systems; developing intelligent vision systems to enable robots to operate autonomously for both biomedical and manufacturing applications.


Industrial robotics, biomedical robotic devices, self-deployed heart assist devices (stents), control of moving platforms.


  • Member, Treasurer, Editorial Board, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)
  • Carleton University Faculty Advisor, CSME
  • Communications Officer, Canadian Congress for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms (CCToMM)

Journal Articles
J.D. Robinson, M.J.D. Hayes, 2011, “The Dynamics of a Single Algebraic Screw Pair”, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 491-503.

A. Weiss, R.G. Langlois, M.J.D. Hayes, 2011, “Unified Treatment of the Kinematic Interface Between a Sphere and Omnidirectional Wheel Actuators”, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, vol. 3, no. 4.

M.J.D. Hayes, R.G. Langlois, A. Weiss, 2011, “Atlas Motion Platform Generalized Kinematic Model”, Meccanica, vol. 46, no. 1, pp. 17-25, DOI: 10.1007/s11012-010-9374-0.

Conference Publications

M.J.D. Hayes, R.G. Langlois, June 4-6, 2012, “Atlas Motion Platform: Full-Scale Prototype”, CSME International Congress, 2012, Winnipeg, MA, Canada.

M.J.D. Hayes, S. Radacina Rusu, June 19-23, 2011, “Quadric Surface Fitting Applications to Approximate Dimensional Synthesis”, 13th World Congress in Mechanism and Machine Science, Guanajuato, Mexico.