Carlo Menon

Associate Professor, School of Engineering Science

New Investigator Award recipient, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Career Investigator Award recipient, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research


Ph.D., Biorobotics, Space Sciences and Technologies, Center for Studies and Activities for Space (CISAS - G.Colombo), University of Padua, Italy, 2005

Laurea Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of Padua, Italy, 2001


Research Interests

  • Robotics, Mechatronics, and Dynamics
  • MEMS, Smart materials and structures
  • Artificial muscles and Design of mechanisms

Teaching interests

  • Smart robotic structures and materials
  • Biomechatronics
Carlo Menon


SFU Burnaby, ASB 10839

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Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 383 Feedback Control Systems
  • ENSC 801 Linear Systems Theory
  • ENSC 489 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

Selected recent publications

  • Li, Y, Ahmed, A, Sameoto, D, and Menon, C (2011) Abigaille II: towards the development of a spider-inspired climbing robot, Robotica. doi:10.1017/S0263574711000373
  • Khokhar, Z.O., Xiao Z.G., and Menon, C (2010) Surface EMG pattern recognition for real-time control of a wrist exoskeleton, BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2010, Vol. 9, No. 41.
  • Artusi M, Potz M, Aristizabal J, Menon C, Cocuzza S, Debei S (2011) Electroactive elastomeric actuators for the implementation of a deformable spherical rover, ASME/IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol 16, No. 1, pp50-57. Sameoto, D, Menon, C (2010) Deep UV Patterning of Acrylic Masters for Molding Biomimetic Dry Adhesives, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol.20, No.11.

Website: Publications