Bryan J. Thibodeau
Ph.D. Candidate
Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics

Department of Computer Science
UMASS Amherst

thibodea (at) cs.umass.edu
(413)577-0618

 


Education:
M.S. Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2006
B.S. Computer Science, University of Rochester, 2001
B.A. Cognitive Science and Philosophy, University of Rochester, 2001

Research:
I'm currently working on the uBot-5 mobile manipulator.  My current research interests include mobile manipulation, postural control, and the generation of energetic movements.

Publications:

Deegan, P., Grupen, R., Hanson, A., Horrell, E., Ou, S., Riseman, E., Sen, S., Thibodeau, B., Williams, A., and Xie, D. 2008. Mobile manipulators for assisted living in residential settings. Auton. Robots 24, 2 (Feb. 2008), 179-192.

Deegan, P., Thibodeau, B., Grupen, R. Designing a Self-Stabilizing Robot For Dynamic Mobile Manipulation, Robotics: Science and Systems - Workshop on Manipulation for Human Environments. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August, 2006.

Thibodeau, B., Deegan, P., Grupen, R. Static Analysis of Contact Forces With a Mobile Manipulator, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Orlando, Florida. May, 2006.   2006 IEEE

Thibodeau, B.J., Fagg, A.H., Levine, B.N. Signal Strength Coordination for Cooperative Mapping, University of Massachusetts Amherst Computer Science technical report #04-64, July 2004. (pdf: 296KB)

Thibodeau, B.J., Hart, S.W., Karuppiah, D.R., Sweeney, J.D., and Brock, O. Cascaded Filter Approach to Multi-Objective Control, in the Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), New Orleans, Louisiana, April 2004. 2004 IEEE. (pdf: 1.4M)

Thibodeau, B.J., Hart, S.W., Karuppiah, D.R., Sweeney, J.D., and Brock, O. Video H: A Cascaded Filter Approach to Multi-Objective Control using the Segway RMP, Video proceedings at ICRA 2004, New Orleans, April 2004. (avi (wm9): 27MB; avi (divx): 27MB)

Wang, Y., Thibodeau, B., Fagg, A., and Grupen, R. Learning Optimal Switching Policies for Path Tracking Tasks on a Mobile Robot. In the Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2002 2002 IEEE (ps: 2.3MB)