Open positions

Contact alex.girard@usherbrooke.ca for more information.

Development of actuated assistance mechanisms for patient lifts

Partner: Arjo Subject: Controls, actuators, haptics, mechanism design, bio-mechanics. Open-position: Fall 2021

The goal of this project is to leverage collaborative robotic technologies for designing smarter intelligent patient lift.

Advanced driving assistance for off-road vehicles

Partner: BRP Subject: Controls, sensing, estimation, vehicle dynamics. Open-position: MScA / PhD starting Fall 2021

The goal of this project is to develop advanced safety features for off-road vehicle based on the latest robotic technologies.

Variable transmission actuators for wearable robots

Subject: Actuators, mechanical design, system dynamics, robotics, controls. Open-position: MScA / PhD January 2021

See the full project description here.

Control architectures for including learning in feedback laws

Subject: Vehicles, machine learning, controls. Open-position: MScA / PhD January 2021

Detailed description here

Sub-project no1 : Parallel control architectures based on “reflexes”

On approach that we are exploring is concentrating the adaptation in “reflexes” that override a baseline controller in specific situations.

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Sub-project no2 : Physics-based features

Another approach we are exploring is using features based on dimensionless number, in order for the learned policy to be generalizable to many situations and platforms.

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Impedance and admittance controllers for traction drive actuators

Partner: Vectis Subject: Controls, actuators, electric motors. Open-position: MScA / Interns Starting Mai. 2021 Mitacs Internships at the compagny

The goal of the project is to elaborate, program, test and evaluate control schemes aiming to program compliant behavior for Vectis traction-drive actuators, from the low-level motor control to the high-level system controller.

Advanced drone controllers for autonomous electric line inspection

Partner: Hydro-quebec Subjects: Controls, sensing, estimation, drone dynamics. Open-position: MScA / PhD starting Summer 2021

The goal of this project is to make autonomous the LineDrone developed by Hydro-Quebec. Control challenges to address include high-bandwidth localisation of the drone with respect to the cable, robust motion controller that can resist wind gusts, planing trajectories in uncertain environments.