Simon Fraser University

MENRVA Research Group

Menrva is an international and multicultural research group at Simon Fraser University led by Carlo Menon, Professor, Tier 1 Canadian Research Chair, CIHR Scholar and MSFHR Scholar.
The Menrva lab is located in Metro Vancouver
Keywords: Technology; Smart materials; EEG/EMG processing.
Research Interest:
1. Biomedical technologies
2. e-Textiles
3. Artificial Muscles
4. Exoskeletons
5. Soft Robotics


MENRVA is affiliated with the 4D LABS, the Institute for Micromachine and Microfabrication Research, is part of the SFU Robotics Group and is based in the School of Engineering Science at SFU. MENRVA also created the M.A.S.S. team, to compete in the Cybathlon competition.
Bits of History (Wikipedia)
Menrva was the goddess of wisdom and arts in the Etruscan civilization (civilization of ancient Italy, 1200BC-550BC). She was the Etruscan counterpart to Greek Athena and to Roman Minerva. Many Etruscan beliefs, customs and divinities became part of Roman culture, including the Roman Pantheon.
Simon Fraser University (SFU):
SFU ranks 1st among the comprehensive universities in Canada according to Macleans (7th in Canada according to the 4 International Colleges & Universities) and 38th in North America (42nd worldwide) according to Ranking Web of World Universities.