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Louis Petit

Student Post-Doc, McGill University
Louis Petit is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Computer Science (Robotics) at McGill University, under the supervision of Prof. David Meger, with the Mobile Robotics Lab (MRL) – Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM). His research focuses on the design of effective behaviors and strategies for intelligent robots in a variety of applications, including navigation, exploration, inspection, and recognition. He aims to contribute to the advancement of the field by designing and optimizing new algorithms and models that enable robots to perform complex tasks in real-world environments. His research involves a combination of path planning, optimization, decision-making, machine learning, computer vision, and other robotics techniques. By addressing challenges related to efficiency, robustness and safety, he hopes to enable the widespread use of intelligent robots in a variety of applications, from helping society (e.g. search and rescue, infrastructure inspection) to fostering sustainable development (e.g. seabed mapping, endangered plants monitoring).
Prior to McGill, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow and received his Ph.D. from the Université de Sherbrooke for his work on autonomous robotic exploration. Before that, he received his master’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering from UCLouvain in Belgium.