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A portrait of Dr. Scott Nokleby

Scott Nokleby
BEng, MASc, PhD (Victoria), PEng

Associate Dean, Academic, and Professor

Department of Automotive and Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Contact information

2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
Office: ERC 4038

905.721.8668 ext. 5411
905.721.3370 (fax)

Office hours:
Friday - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Research topics

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanisms
  • Automation
  • Advanced Kinematics of Robots and Mechanisms
  • Redundant Manipulator Systems
  • Mobile-Manipulator Systems
  • Mechanism and Robot Design
  • Optimal Design


  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), University of Victoria, 2003
  • MASc (Mechanical Engineering), University of Victoria, 1999
  • BEng (Mechanical Engineering with Co-op Program and Management Option), University of Victoria, 1997


  • ENGR 5260G: Advanced Robotics and Automation
  • ENGR 5945G: Mobile Robotic Systems
  • ENGR 5262G: Manipulator and Mechanism Design
  • MANE 4280U: Robotics and Automation
  • METE 4100U: Mechatronics Design
  • METE 4300U: Introduction to Mobile Robots 

Research and expertise

Publications and presentations

  • Selected publications and presentations

    Book Contributions

    • Goodwin, L. and Nokleby, S. B., 2022, “A K-Means Clustering Approach to Segmentation of Maps for Task Allocation in Multi-robot Systems Exploration of Unknown Environments,” in Proceedings of the 2022 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics - Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol 118, edited by Larochelle, P. and McCarthy, J. M., Springer: Berlin, Germany, pp. 198–211.
    • Baird, C. and Nokleby, S. B., 2020, “Optimization and Design of a Gripper Mechanism for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Perching,” in Proceedings of the 2020 USCToMM Symposium on Mechanical Systems and Robotics - Mechanisms and Machine Science, Vol 83, edited by Larochelle, P. and McCarthy, J. M., Springer: Berlin, Germany, pp. 160–171.

    Journal Publications

    • Arsenault, M., Boudreau, R., and Nokleby, S. B., 2021, “Computation of the Available Force Set of a 3-RPRR Kinematically-Redundant Planar Parallel Manipulator,” ASME Journal of Robotics and Mechanisms, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 061014-1 to 061014-12.
    • DeBoon, B., Nokleby, S. B., and Rossa, C., 2021, “Multi-Objective Gain Optimizer for Active Disturbance Rejection Controllers: Application to Series Elastic Actuators for Human-Robot Interaction,” Control Engineering Practice, Vol. 109, 13 pages.
    • Boudreau, R. Nokleby, S. B., and Gallant, M., 2021, “Wrench Capabilities of a Kinematically-Redundant Planar Parallel Manipulator,” Robotica, Vol. 39, No. 9, pp. 1601-1616. 
    • DeBoon, B., Foley, R., Nokleby, S. B., La Delfa, N. J., and Rossa, C., 2021, “Nine Degree-of-Freedom Kinematic Modelling of the Upper Limb Complex for Constrained Workspace Evaluation,” ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Vol. 143, No. 2, 021009-1-021009-11.
    • Guy, T. and Nokleby, S. B., 2020, “Development of an End-Effector System for Autonomous Spraying Applications and Radiation Surveying,” Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 541-557.
    • Wrock, M. and Nokleby, S. B., 2020, “Trajectory Via Point Generation for Autonomous Mobile Manipulation Using 3D LiDAR Data,” Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 530-540.
    • McDougall, R., Nokleby, S. B., and Waller, E., 2018, “Probabilistic-Based Robotic Radiation Mapping Using Sparse Data,” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 021009-1 to 021009-10.
    • von Frankenberg, F. and Nokleby, S. B., 2018, “Inclined Landing Testing of an Omni-Directional Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 61-70.
    • Wrock, M. and Nokleby, S. B., 2017, “An Automatic Switching Approach to Teleoperation of Mobile-Manipulator Systems Using Virtual Fixtures,” Robotica, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp. 1773–1792.
    • Gilbert, J., Nokleby, S. B., and Waller, E., 2017, “MCNP Simulation of In-Core Dose Rates for an Offline CANDU Reactor,” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 1-6.
    • Niyongabo, K. T. and Nokleby, S. B., 2016, “Design and Implementation of an Automated Gamma Probe for Jet Boring Uranium Mining,” ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 1-12.
    • Charabaruk, N. and Nokleby, S.B., 2016, “Design and Development of an Autonomous Omnidirectional Hazardous Materials Handling Robot,” Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 2, pp. 169-190.