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Our labs have the ability to show students both automated and manual systems that can connect from one lab to the next.  


Along with SmartLabs, the Barrett CTI includes collaborative spaces, labs, skills training and machining services.


Demonstration Room – CTI 108:

The Demonstration Room is the ideal space to congregate. Featuring a large screen and projector, 360-degree camera, integrated sound system, natural light, and flexible seating options, this space can be used to host industry events including demonstrations, exhibitions, product and service showcases, networking meetings and community outreach activities.

Product Prototyping Facility – CTI 110:

The Product Prototyping Facility enables users to bring ideas and concepts to life. Transforming digital 3D CAD files into tangible models creates greater ease in the evaluation of product designs, testing and troubleshooting. Highlights include a DMU 50 and a 5-axis simultaneous CNC Machining Centre with a control system that is Industry 4.0 ready. It addresses skills required for manufacturing, mold-making and tooling processes.

Festo Industry Digital Factory – CTI 117:

The Festo Industry Digital Factory (CP Factory) features advanced technologies to support Industry 4.0. This modular smart factory is a learning system for recording information using intelligent sensors, control using programmable logic controllers, communication based on bus technologies, binary pallet identification, identification via radio-frequency identification (RFID), and a manufacturing execution system (MES) needed for communicating an in-depth knowledge of Industry 4.0.

The Don Posterski Lab – CTI 118:

This flexible modular area is the only space within the Barrett CTI equipped to handle applied research and capstone activities involving the use of liquids, such as water for process automation applications.


SICK Sensor Intelligence Room – CTI 205:

This room serves to highlight the vision of SICK Ltd. and to build awareness and proficiency in new industry automation sensor solutions and Industry 4.0 ready sensor technologies. SICK Ltd. provides applied research opportunities related to Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, logistics, process and industrial automation, and SICK Sensor Intelligence.

Rockwell Automation Room – CTI 207:

This room highlights the vision of Rockwell Automation of addressing skills gaps in factory automation and advanced manufacturing using the latest technologies. It also focuses on the expansion of applied research in power line communication (PLC) technology and connectivity in the digital factory environment. The technology provided by Rockwell Automation will equip students in the field of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

The Gaming Zone – CTI 209:

This competitive video gaming zone is equipped with high-end gaming console stations where teams and individuals can play against each other in games such as EA’s FIFA series or e-Sport in front of millions of viewers watching online.

Skills Training Mechatronics Room – CTI 210:

The specialized modular production system (MPS) equipment trains students in the field of mechatronics and facilitates preparation for Skills Competitions. Real automated industry problems require competitors to build systems using electrical, electronics, pneumatics, mechanical, programming and problem solving skills. Humber has captured over 25 gold medals, including bronze and gold for a Best of Nation award at the World Skills International event. A Springboard Mentorship Program transitions alumni into the new innovation economy.

STEAM Learning Lab – CTI 215:

The STEAM Room is a dedicated space providing support to activities within the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. By providing access to the latest technology and tools, the room will facilitate the development and implementation of activities geared towards preparing primary and secondary level students, as well as the community, in activities with educational robots such as the JADE, Arduino, and STEM Learning System.

Cimetrix Additive Manufacturing Lab – CTI 216:

This facility provides hands-on experience in engaging in the design and building phases of 3D printing or additive manufacturing. The room is home to a number of 3D printers which are able to create three dimensional solid objects achieved by employing additive processes from digital files.

SEW-EURODRIVE Innovation Lab – CTI 221:

This space showcases SEW-EURODRIVE’s latest Industry 4.0 and advanced manufacturing application, this lab uses automated guided vehicles (AGVs) mobile technology for the first time in North America. It includes mobile logistics, assembly assistants and fabricated cells displaying factory automation interaction with mobile technology and humans. It has an advanced manufacturing setting that uses the latest augmented reality (AR) device to assemble products with step-by-step instructions.


Interaction Design Studio – CTI 306:

The Interaction Design Studio's purpose is to research and explore the relationship between people's behaviour and the behaviour of interactive products and/or services both physical and digital, using both real scenarios and virtual reality simulations. The room will be equipped with technologies such as eye tracking, virtual reality systems, haptic research devices, and other technology that allow for users to explore physical and digital behavior interactions.

Multimedia Production Room – CTI 307:

The Multimedia Production Studio's main focus is to enable users to capture and produce digital content. The studio is equipped with motion capture, contemporary lighting and digital filmmaking tools to allow for successful digital content creation and management of assets or any industry project where content capture and production is necessary.

Visualization Studio – CTI 308:

The Visualization Studio’s purpose is to enable users to experience environments for multiple scenarios: individual or collective, and immersive, mixed-reality, virtual reality or augmented contexts. The studio will be equipped with technologies that facilitate immersive experiences.

Electronics Room – CTI 317:

This makerspace contains specialized electronic equipment primarily geared towards circuit design and construction, as well as testing and troubleshooting to support activities within the Barrett CTI. It will strengthen collaborative efforts between industry, students and faculty on electronic components such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and other electronics needs.

The Solution Room – CTI 323:

This makerspace is equipped with state-of-the-art handling equipment such as ventilation systems and safety considerations that will allow users to handle chemical substances such as paint, adhesives and ink used in advanced manufacturing.


KUKA Advanced Automation Lab – CTI 409:

This space facilitates the collaboration of industry, faculty and students working together on robotics systems integration applications. The room is equipped with the latest software and robotics technology such as the LBR iiwa collaborative robot arm that is Industry 4.0-ready. The room also provides users access to KUKA Canada Inc. virtual reality and simulation technology that will assist small and medium-sized enterprises in developing applications.

Cisco Digital Transformation Zone – CTI 410:

The state-of-the-art data centre room is designed to accommodate a network of critical computerized systems and components that are vital to the continuity of daily information technology and wireless operations to support activities in the Barrett CTI. The room provides a secure environment to centralize IT operations including storage, management, and dissemination of data to support Industry 4.0 functionality.

Hotel Suites – CTI 424-6:

To accommodate out-of-town guests, hotel suites have been integrated into the Barrett CTI. Each suite features a distinct concept: drama, nature and texture; designed and developed by teams comprised of Humber's project management, interior decorating, hospitality, recreation and tourism students and faculty. These live labs will help students develop their expertise in hotel operations and hospitality as well as provide opportunities for research and development.