Sharing robotics projects, knowledge and enthusiasm!

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Alberta

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta has a strong inter-disciplinary robotics research program.  The program applies science, technology and engineering and the expertise of Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists to improve the lives of people who are temporarily or permanently disabled.


Our Vision

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine seeks to promote young people’s interest in science, technology and engineering, by exposing them to the various applications of rehabilitation robotics.  We will do that by providing space and participating in the FIRST Robotics Society’s robotics competitions.

These activities are in support of the University of Alberta’s, Dare to Discover Strategy to “Promote community pride and participation in the university through its physical and intellectual openness, and opportunities for ongoing dialogue and discussion.”

The FIRST Robotics Society

The FIRST Robotics Society’s mission is to inspire young people to pursue further studies and careers in the field of science, technology and engineering.  They do that through arranging robotics competitions for school-age students at the elementary, junior high school and high school level.


Teams supported by the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine:

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine will provide coaches, mentors and sponsorship for two teams, both of which include children with disabilities.

For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Kim Adams at