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347T
Robotic Aerial Mobility Group

Olivier Toupet
Group Supervisor, Research Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Olivier Toupet is the supervisor of the Robotic Aerial Mobility group (347T) which develops innovative technologies to improve the autonomy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). His technical expertise is at the intersection of robotics and aeronautics, with a focus on guidance, navigation, and control, and includes multi-vehicle (swarm) decision-making, path-planning, optimal and robust control, state estimation, flight dynamics modeling, and aircraft design.

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>>)
* Supervisor of the Robotic Aerial Mobility group, since 2018
* Leader of the Robotic Mobility group at JPL, 2016 - 2018
* Research Technologist in the Robotic Controls and Estimation group at JPL, 2013 - 2016
* Senior Flight Controls Engineer at Zee.aero (VTOL electric airplane start-up), 2011 - 2013
* Lead Research Engineer in Autonomy, Controls, and Estimation, at Aurora Flight Sciences (UAV company), 2006 - 2011
* Aerospace Engineer at Nascent Tech (UAV company), 2005 - 2006

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

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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