David St-Onge

David St-Onge
Professeur
Degrees B.Ing., Ph.D. (Université Laval)
Presentation

Département de génie mécanique

Research interests:

  • Aerospace

Research areas:

  • deployable mechanisms
  • Multi-body dynamics
  • underactuated mechanisms
  • mobile robotics
  • path planing
  • Physical human-robot interaction
  • swarm robotics
  • decentralised behaviours
  • natural interfaces
  • airships design and control
  • unmanned aerial vehicles
  • fleet control and command
  • space robotics
  • orbital mission simulation
  • orbital debris collection
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18th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference
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Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS)
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International Symposium on Aerial Robotics
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26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
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ICRA-X: Robotic Art Program : Forum “Expressive Motions”
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International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
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15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN)
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27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018)
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Robots and Art : Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis
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20th Generative Art Conference (GA2017)
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2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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Experimental Robotics: The 13th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
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15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space (IAC)
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The Fourth Joint International Conference on Multibody SystemDynamics (IMSD)
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2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art : Frontiers in Human-Centred Robotics as Seen by the Arts
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ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE2010)
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13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI)
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2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
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HRI 2010 Workshop 1 : What Do Collaborations with the Arts Have to Say about HRI?
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Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts
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IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics: New Boundaries for Robotics (ICAR)
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2011 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
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Courses and support services

Courses

MEC745 Robotique mobile (Winter 2021)
MEC129 Développement de produits assisté par ordinateur (Fall 2020)
MEC795 Projet de fin d'études en génie mécanique (Fall 2020)
MEC745 Robotique mobile (Summer 2020)
MEC795 Projet de fin d'études en génie mécanique (Summer 2020)

Assistance to students

Mémoire à 30 crédits

    Co-directed by: Saad, Maarouf
    Dynamic Modelling and Control of a Multibody Indoor Airship, by Salas Gordoniz,Jorge Esteban.
    Fall 2020

    Design of Semi-Rigid, Inflatable Structures, by Patel,Hemil Harshadbhai.
    Winter 2021

    Co-directed by: St-Onge, David
    Digital Framework for Using Heterogenous Construction Robots, Integrated with BIM and GIS, by Karimi,Sina.
    Winter 2021

    Co-directed by: Hausler, Robert
    UV-Spectrum Remote UVA Imaging for Use in Precision Agriculture, by Heath,Megan.
    Fall 2020

Projet d'application à 15 crédits

    Co-directed by: Iordanova, Ivanka
    Déploiement sécuritaire des robots mobiles en chantier de construction, by Wanang Siyapdjie,Tatiana.
    Fall 2020

    Co-directed by: Beltrame, Giovanni
    Architecture de communication d'un essaim de micro-drones, by Lefi,Safa.
    Winter 2021

Thèse de doctorat (recherche appliquée)

    Co-directed by: Beltrame, Giovanni
    Cooperative Path Planning and Collision Avoidance for Micro-UAVs in Confined Environments Close to Human Users, by Gomes Braga,Rafael.
    Winter 2021

Publications
Conference proceeding (24)

Y. Cao, D. St-Onge, G. Beltrame. 2020. « Collaborative localization and tracking with minimal infrastructure ». 18th IEEE International NEWCAS Conference (En ligne, June 16-19, 2020)

Marcel Kaufmann, Adrian Zwiener, Jean-François Robin, Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Giovanni Beltrame, David St-Onge. 2020. « The sound settler: Spontaneous HRI in an art setting ». 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 23-26, 2020) p. 284-286. IEEE Computer Society.

David St-Onge, Camille Bouhour, Alexandre Piot, Emily Coffey, Marcel Kaufmann, Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, Giovanni Beltrame. 2020. « Teaming with aerial systems: cognitive load assessment ». 15th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 23-26, 2020)

David St-Onge, Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Tangible robotic fleet control ». Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS) (Montreal, QC, Canada, Mai 13-17, 2019) p. 2387-2389. International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.

Ryan Cotsakis, Ying Gao, David St-Onge, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Clothes design using micro-UAVs ». ICRA-X: Robotic Art Program : Forum “Expressive Motions” (Montreal, QC, Canada, May 22, 2019)

Ryan Cotsakis, David St-Onge, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Decentralized collaborative transport of fabrics using micro-UAVs ». International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (Montreal, QC, Canada, May 20-24, 2019) IEEE.

Florent Levillain, David St-Onge, Giovanni Beltrame, Elisabetta Zibetti. 2019. « Towards situational awareness from robotic group motion ». The 28th IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN) (New Delhi, India, Oct. 14-18, 2019) IEEE.

Florent Levillain, David St-Onge, Elisabetta Zibetti, Giovanni Beltrame. 2018. « More than the sum of its parts: Assessing the coherence and expressivity of a robotic swarm ». 27th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2018) (Nanjing, China, Aug. 27-31, 2018) p. 583-588. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Mohammadali Shahriari, Ivan Svogor, David St-Onge, Givanni Beltrame. 2018. « Lightweight collision avoidance for resource-constrained robots ». 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (Madrid, Spain, Oct. 1-5, 2018) p. 8513-8518. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

David St-Onge, Jing Yang Kwek, Giovanni Beltrame. 2018. « Behaviours and states for human-swarm interaction studies ». 13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) (Chicago, IL, USA, Mar. 5-8, 2018) p. 42. IEEE Computer Society.

David St-Onge, Carlo Pinciroli, Giovanni Beltrame. 2018. « Circle formation with computation-free robots shows emergent behavioural structure ». 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (Madrid, Spain, Oct. 1-5, 2018) p. 5344-5349. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, David St-Onge, Ivan Svogor, Giovanni Beltrame. 2017. « A software ecosystem for autonomous UAV swarms ». International Symposium on Aerial Robotics (Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 19-20, 2017)

Ulysse Côté-Allard, David St-Onge, Philippe Giguère, François Laviolette, Benoît Gosselin. 2017. « Towards the use of consumer-grade electromyographic armbands for interactive, artistic robotics performances ». 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) (Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 28-Sept, 1, 2017) p. 1030-1036. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

Nicolas Reeves, David St-Onge, Pierre-Yves Brèches. 2017. « ORIGIN POINT : Harmonic echoes of a stone cosmology ». 20th Generative Art Conference (GA2017) (Milan, Italy, Dec. 12-14, 2017) Generative Art - Annual International Conference.

David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves, Nataliya Petkova. 2017. « Robot-human interaction: A human speaker experiment ». 12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Vienna, Asutria, Mar. 6-9, 2017) p. 30-38. IEEE Computer Society.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin. 2016. « Dynamic modelling of a four-bar free floating mechanism with passive joints and flywheel actuators ». The Fourth Joint International Conference on Multibody SystemDynamics (IMSD) (Montreal, QC, Canada, May 29-June 2, 2016)

David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves, Philippe Giguère, Inna Sharf, Gregory Dudek, Ioannis Rekleitis, Pierre-Yves Brèches, Patrick Abouzakhm, Philippe Babin. 2015. « AEROSTABILES: A new approach to HRI researches ». Proceedings of the Tenth Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction Extended Abstracts (Portland, OR, USA, Mar. 2-5, 2015) p. 277. ACM.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin. 2014. « Deployable mechanisms for small to medium sized space debris removal ». 65th International Astronautical Congress 2014: Our World Needs Space (IAC) (Toronto, ON, Canada, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014) p. 1461-1471. International Astronautical Federation (IAF).

Inna Sharf, M. S. Persson, David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves. 2013. « Development of aerobots for satellite emulation, architecture and art ». Experimental Robotics: The 13th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (Quebec, QC, Canada, June 18-21, 2012) p. 167-181. Heidelberg : Springer International Publishing.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin, Nicolas Reeves. 2011. « A comparison of collaborative approaches in robotic artworks ». 2011 ICRA Workshop on Robots and Art : Frontiers in Human-Centred Robotics as Seen by the Arts (Shanghai, China, May 13, 2011)

David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves, Clément Gosselin. 2011. « [ VOILES | SAILS ]: A modular architecture for a fast parallel development in an international multidisciplinary project ». IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Robotics: New Boundaries for Robotics (ICAR) (Tallinn, Estonia, June 20-23, 2011) p. 482-488. IEEE.

David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves, Maher Hanafi, Damith Herath, Christian Kroos, Stelarc. 2011. « The floating head experiment ». 2011 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (Lausanne, Switzerland, Mar. 8-11, 2011) p. 395-396. ACM.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin, Nicolas Reeves. 2010. « Dynamic modelling of a cubic flying robot ». ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (IDETC/CIE2010) (Montreal, QC, Canada, Aug. 15-18, 2010) p. 1157-1165. ASME.

David St-Onge, Nicolas Reeves. 2010. « Human interaction with flying cubic automata ». HRI 2010 Workshop 1 : What Do Collaborations with the Arts Have to Say about HRI? (Osaka, Japan, Mar. 2, 2010)

Peer-reviewed article published in a refereed journal (13)

David St-Onge, Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, Ivan Svogor, Giovanni Beltrame. 2020. « From design to deployment: decentralized coordination of heterogeneous robotic teams ». Frontiers in Robotics and AI. vol. 7 16 p.

Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, David St-Onge, Bram Adams, Giovanni Beltrame. 2020. « Swarm relays: Distributed self-healing ground-and-air connectivity chains ». IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. vol. 5 , nº 4. p. 5347-5354.

Vincent Babin, David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin. 2019. « Stable and repeatable grasping of flat objects on hard surfaces using passive and epicyclic mechanisms ». Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. vol. 55 , nº Part A. p. 1-10.

Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, David St-Onge, Bram Adams, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « SOUL: data sharing for robot swarms ». Autonomous Robots. (In press)

Guannan Li, David St-Onge, Carlo Pinciroli, Andrea Gasparri, Emanuele Garone, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Decentralized progressive shape formation with robot swarms ». Autonomous Robots. vol. 43 , nº 6. p. 1505-1521.

David St-Onge, Ulysse Côté-Allard, Kyrre Glette, Benoit Gosselin, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Engaging with robotic swarms: commands from expressive motion ». ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction (THRI). vol. 8 , nº 2. 26 p.

David St-Onge, Marcel Kaufmann, Jacopo Panerati, Benjamin Ramtoula, Yanjun Cao, Emily B.J. Coffey, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Planetary exploration with robot teams: Implementing higher autonomy with swarm intelligence ». IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. (In press)

David St-Onge, Florent Levillain, Elisabetta Zibetti, Giovanni Beltrame. 2019. « Collective expression: how robotic swarms convey information with group motion ». Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics. vol. 10 , nº 1. p. 418-435.

Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, David St-Onge, Christian Gub, Giovanni Beltrame. 2018. « Over-the-air updates for robotic swarms ». IEEE Software. vol. 35 , nº 2. p. 44-50.

David St-Onge, Inna Sharf, Luc Sagnières, Clément Gosselin. 2018. « A deployable mechanism concept for the collection of small-to-medium-size space debris ». Advances in Space Research. vol. 61 , nº 5. p. 1286-1297.

David St-Onge, Pierre-Yves Brèches, Inna Sharf, Nicolas Reeves, Ioannis Rekleitis, Patrick Abouzakhm, Yogesh Girdhar, Adam Harmat, Gregory Dudek, Philippe Giguère. 2017. « Control, localization and human interaction with an autonomous lighter-than-air performer ». Robotics and Autonomous Systems. vol. 88 p. 165-186.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin. 2016. « Synthesis and design of a one degree-of-freedom planar deployable mechanism with a large expansion ratio ». Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. vol. 8 , nº 2. 9 p.

David St-Onge, Clément Gosselin, Nicolas Reeves. 2015. « Dynamic modelling and control of a cubic flying blimp using external motion capture ». Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering. vol. 229 , nº 10. p. 970-982.

Poster (6)

Y. Cao, D. St-Onge, G. Beltrame. 2019. « Collaborative tracking of devices in historical architecture ». Poster presented during a conference : Colloque annuel ReSMiQ ( Montréal, QC, Canada, 9 mai 2019 )

H. Fouad, D. St-Onge, G. Beltrame. 2019. « BittyBuzz: a software stack for micro-controller-powered robot swarms ». Poster presented during a conference : Colloque annuel ReSMiQ ( Montréal, QC, Canada, 9 mai 2019 )

David St-Onge, Vivek Shankar Varadharajan, Giovanni Beltrame. 2017. « Swarming in ROS : from design to practical deployment ». Poster presented during a conference : 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems ( Vancouver, BC, Canada, Sept. 24-28, 2017 )

D. St-Onge, G. Beltrame. 2016. « UAV swarms for emergency response ». Poster presented during a conference : 6th NorthEast Robotics Colloquium ( Ithaca, NY, USA, Oct. 29-30, 2016 )

David St-Onge. 2016. « Caractérisation des chantiers miniers souterrains par Aérostabile ». Poster presented during a conference : Colloque annuel du Centre E4m ( Québec, QC, Canada, Oct. 28, 2016 )

D. St-Onge, N. Reeves, S. Roy, C. Gosselin. 2010. « Tryphon (un automate volant) : Contrôle par flux optique ». Poster presented during a conference : Colloque REPARTI ( Québec, QC, Canada, 28 mai 2010 )

Non-peer-reviewed article published in a journal or magazine (1)

David St-Onge. 2019. « Robotic art comes to the engineering community [Art and Robotics] ». IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. vol. 26 , nº 3. p. 103-104.

Chapter of book (1)

Nicolas Reeves, David St-Onge. 2016. « Still and useless: The ultimate automaton ». In Robots and Art : Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis Coll. «Cognitive Science and Technology», . p. 229-254. Springer International Publishing.

Dissertation or these (1)
Student projects
Masters with thesis, Doctorate
Ergonomics of aircraft based inspection
Masters with thesis, Doctorate
Additive manufacturing for aerostats

Awards and honors