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Mitchell Rushton
BASc, MASc, Certificate in University Teaching, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ENG 3023

905.721.8668 ext. 5643
905.721.3370 (fax)

Research topics

  • Robotics
  • Vibration Control
  • Cable-Driven Parallel Robots
  • Continuum Robots


  • PhD (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2022
  • Certificate in University Teaching, University of Waterloo, 2020
  • MASc (Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2016
  • BASc (Mechatronics Engineering), University of Waterloo, 2013

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations
    • Rushton, M., & Khajepour, A. (2022). An atlas-based approach to planar variable-structure cable-driven parallel robot configuration-space representation. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 39(2), 1594-1606.
    • Rushton, M., & Khajepour, A. (2021). Planar variable structure cable-driven parallel robots for circumventing obstacles. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 13(2), 021011.
    • Rushton, M., Jamshidifar, H., & Khajepour, A. (2019). Multiaxis reaction system (MARS) for vibration control of planar cable-driven parallel robots. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35(4), 1039-1046.