Helping Manufacturers CHARM Their Way into New Business

Together with General Motors of Canada, the CHARM research project is exploring ways to deploy robots in manufacturing environments to enhance workers’ capabilities and make production lines more flexible


The Collaborative, Human-focussed, Assistive Robotics for Manufacturing (CHARM) is led by University of British Columbia mechanical engineering professor Elizabeth Croft. A leading expert in the cutting-edge field of human-robot interaction, she is also NSERC’s Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (British Columbia/Yukon). Dr. Croft is working with researchers from across Canada to create machines that increase the ability of workers to handle a greater range of products and operations, while improving product quality and worker safety.

For the period 2011-15: NSERC contribution, $621,000.