Biography and current work
MissionMy goal is to develop novel navigation strategies for autonomous flying robots, pushing the boundaries of what can be done with lightweight sensors and low-performance processors.
I am currently working on the AirBurr platform, a flying robot that can live with collisions. I aim at studying how robots relying on this new principle can use simple controllers and sensors to better achieve tasks that are only tackled through heavy modeling in conventional approaches. I am investigating sensors and controllers required for in-flight collision recovery and for navigation using interactions with obstacles, by taking inspiration from insects that navigate very reactively and bump into obstacles when they cannot see them.
|2009-present||PhD student at the LIS.|
|2007-2009||Master in Microengineering at EPFL - Robotics specialization.|
|sept 08 - jan 09||Master project at Harvard University, in the Microrobotics Laboratory|
|feb 08 - june 08||Semester project realized at the LIS that involved the programming and testing of a 80cm wingspan MAV, with which we also participated in a flying robot competition in Germany. We took the second place in the autonomy competition (watch the video report of the preparation and competition).|
|2004-2007||Bachelor in Microengineering at EPFL.|
|aug 06 - may 07||Exchange year at McGill University (Canada).|
The AirBurr project
The ROBOTS Podcast