Focusing on the dynamics & mechatronics, the mission of the research program is to develop enabling technologies & simulations, which compensate for the relative motion on any axis. To accomplish the program’s mission, advances must be made in the mechanical, electrical, computer, fluid, control, and robotic research fields including machine learning and artificial intelligence. This work can be applied to aerialterrestrial and maritime robotic applications, hence the name: The Multi-Domain Laboratory.

Primarily funded by NSERC, the research program of Dr. Rishad Irani is currently focusing on increasing safety on maritime vessels by advancing and automating deck-machinery. The goal of the program is to reliably launch, recover or transfer any load or object from the sea surface or another vessel to the host ship irrespective of weather conditions or the relative motions.