Joshua Marshall

Associate Professor 
Associate Head

Professor Joshua Marshall

The Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining

Cross-appointed to:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Queen's University

Joshua Marshall is a multidisciplinary engineering scientist, educator, and technical consultant with expertise in field and mobile robotics, autonomous driving, systems control engineering, vehicle navigation and mapping.  He has a particular interest in and experience with off-road, heavy vehicle automation and planetary/terrestrial exploration applications.  Over the course of his career, Dr. Marshall has worked on equipment automation and field robotics-related R&D projects in partnership with several companies, agencies, and institutes, including the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN), Barrick Gold Corporation, Epiroc’s (a.k.a. Atlas Copco’s) Rocktec Automation, MDA Space Missions, MacLean Engineering, Peck Tech Consulting, Cameco Corporation, Phelps Dodge, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), Sandvik Mining and Construction, and Inco’s Mines Research Department.

Dr. Marshall is an Associate Professor and leads the multidisciplinary Offroad Robotics research group at Queen’s.  He joined the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University in May 2010 and is cross-appointed to both the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Queen's.  Dr. Marshall received the B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in mining engineering (mechanical option) and the M.Sc.(Eng.) degree in mechanical engineering, both from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.  He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering, specializing in systems control, from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.  From August 2016 to July 2017 he was the KKS International Visiting Professor at the Centre for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS) in the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University, Sweden.  From 2010 to 2018 he served as an Adjunct Research Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University.  Prior to joining Queen’s, Dr. Marshall was a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario and an R&D/Control Systems Engineer on both space and terrestrial robotics projects at MacDonald, Dettwiler, and Associates (MDA), Inc. in Brampton, Ontario.  He continues to serve as a consultant to industry.  Dr. Marshall is a Member of the CIM, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario.

To find out more about Dr. Marshall's research see: 

Offroad Robotics Webpage

Offroad Robotics Publications