Patrick Bouffard

Patrick Bouffard 

Patrick Bouffard (CAN)
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Advisor: Professor Claire Tomlin

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About

I'm a graduate student at UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. I work with my research advisor, Professor Claire Tomlin, in the Hybrid Systems Lab. My research interests include robotics, control, perception, motion planning, and artificial intelligence. Most of my research work involves the use of the Stanford/Berkeley Testbed of Autonomous Rotorcraft for Multi-Agent Control (STARMAC), a set of quadrotor helicopters and associated hardware and software.

Between receiving my undergraduate degree and returning to school to pursue an advanced degree, I worked in the aerospace industry. Specifically, I worked in the Controls, Operations & Analysis department of MDA Space Missions, on the Mobile Servicing System (MSS), which is a system on the International Space Station (ISS) comprised of elements including the Canadarm2 and Dextre robotic manipulators. My work included conducting analyses to ensure that planned space station assembly operations using Canadarm2 would be safe and successful, providing real-time engineering support during Space Shuttle missions to the ISS, and training astronauts and flight controllers on the systems of the MSS.

STS-114 - Steve Robinson on Canadarm2

Contact

7th Floor Sutardja Dai Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1772
bouffard@eecs.berkeley.edu

Education

Publications

Extensions of Learning-Based Model Predictive Control for Real-Time Application to a Quadrotor Helicopter

A. Aswani, P. Bouffard, and C. Tomlin
2012 American Control Conference, Montréal, Québec, Canada (to appear)

[BibTeX][PDF]

@inproceedings{Aswani_ACC2012,
address = {Montreal, Canada},
author = {Aswani, Anil and Bouffard, Patrick and Tomlin, Claire},
booktitle = {ACC 2012, to appear},
title = Extensions of Learning\-Based Model Predictive Control for Real\-Time Application to a Quadrotor Helicopter,
year = {2012},
month = jun
}

Learning-Based Model Predictive Control on a Quadrotor: Onboard Implementation and Experimental Results

P. Bouffard, A. Aswani, and C. Tomlin
2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Saint Paul, MN, USA (to appear)

[BibTeX][PDF]

@inproceedings{Bouffard_ICRA2012,
address = {Saint Paul, MN, USA},
author = {Bouffard, Patrick and Aswani, Anil and Tomlin, Claire},
booktitle = {ICRA 2012, to appear},
title = Learning\-Based Model Predictive Control on a Quadrotor: Onboard Implementation and Experimental Results,
year = {2012},
month = may
}

Autonomous Landing and Ingress of Micro-air-vehicles in Urban Environments Based on Monocular Vision

R. Brockers, P. Bouffard, J. Ma, L. Matthies, and C. Tomlin
2011 SPIE Conference on Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems and Applications III, Orlando, FL, USA

[BibTeX][PDF]

Copyright 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper are prohibited. DOI 10.1117/12.884449

@inproceedings{Brockers_SPIE2011,
author = {Brockers, Roland and Bouffard, Patrick and Ma, Jeremy and Matthies, Larry and Tomlin, Claire},
booktitle = {Proceedings of SPIE 8031},
doi = {10.1117/12.884449},
pages = {803111--803111--12},
title = Autonomous landing and ingress of micro\-air\-vehicles in urban environments based on monocular vision,
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.884449},
volume = {8031},
year = {2011}
}

A Hybrid Randomized/Nonlinear Programming Technique For Small Aerial Vehicle Trajectory Planning in 3D

P. Bouffard and S. L. Waslander
2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 3rd Workshop on Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles (PPNIV), St. Louis, MO, USA

[BibTeX][PDF]

@inproceedings{Bouffard2009,
address = {St. Louis, MO, USA},
author = {Bouffard, PM and Waslander, SL},
booktitle = {Planning, Perception and Navigation for Intelligent Vehicles (PPNIV)},
month = oct,
pages = {63-68},
title = A Hybrid Randomized\/Nonlinear Programming Technique For Small Aerial Vehicle Trajectory Planning in 3D,
year = {2009}
}

Teaching

  • Fall 2011: Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) for EE221A Linear System Theory

Professional Service

  • Reviewer, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

  • Reviewer, 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Software

starmac-ros-pkg

A repository of ROS stacks for quadrotors (ros wiki page)

pgr_camera

A ROS driver node for interfacing with Point Grey Research cameras (github)

Misc