Dr. Machiel Van der Loos

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Applied Science

Director, Robotics for Rehabilitation, Exercise and Assessment in Collaborative Healthcare (RREACH) Lab; Associate Director, UBC CARIS Lab; Member, UBC Institute for Computing, Information, and Cognitive Systems (ICICS); Faculty Affiliate, Masters of Digital Media Program, Great Northern Way Campus; Affiliate, National Core for Neuroethics.

Research Interests


  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Human-Robot Interaction


  • Design for Safety
  • Design Methodology and Design Coaching
  • Roboethics

Current Research Work

  • Inherently safe design of mobile manipulation robotic systems.
  • Development and testing of mechatronic exercise systems for stroke therapy.
  • Development of robotic tools for improved understanding and treatment of human balance disorders.
  • Exploration of ethical design principles for robot interfaces and neurotechnologies.

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