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Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Control Group

Olivier Toupet
Research Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Olivier Toupet is a research technologist in the Robotic Systems Estimation, Decision, and Controls group at JPL. His technical expertise includes multi-robot decision-making, optimal control, flight dynamics, Bayesian estimation and tracking, sensor fusion, computer vision, human-machine interfaces, aircraft design, advanced simulation development, and flight testing operations.
Mr. Toupet is also a Rover Planner for the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL).

Education (more>>)
* MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2006
* MS in Aerospace Engineering, Ecole Nationale Superieure de lAeronautique et de lEspace (SUPAERO), France, 2003

Professional Experience (more>>)
* Research Technologist in the Robotic Controls and Estimation group at JPL, since 2013
* Senior Flight Controls Engineer at Zee.aero (start-up developing a VTOL electric airplane), from 2011 to 2013
* Lead Research Engineer in Autonomy, Controls, and Estimation, at Aurora Flight Sciences (UAV company), from 2006 to 2011
* Aerospace Engineer at Nascent Technology Corporation (UAV company), 2006

Research Interests (more>>)
* Multi-vehicle collaborative control
* Robot decision making & motion planning
* Probabilistic estimation and learning
* Aerial robotics

Selected Publications (more>>)

Mary Cumming, Jonathan How, and Olivier Toupet, "The Impact of Human-Automation Collaboration in Decentralized Multiple Unmanned Vehicle Control," Proceedings of the IEEE journal, No. 99, December 2011, 1-12.

Jonathan How, Cameron Fraser, Karl Kulling, Luca Bertuccelli, Olivier Toupet, Luc Brunet, Abe Bachrac, and Nicholas Roy, "Increasing autonomy of UAVs," Robotics and Automation Magazine, IEEE 16.2, June 2009, 43-51.

Olivier Toupet and Jonathan How, "Collaborative Sensor Fusion and Management for Multiple UAVs," AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, 2011.

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