Aerospace Controls Laboratory

Brett Lopez


PhD Candidate

I am a graduate student studying control and planning for autonomous systems that have uncertain dynamics and experience uknown external disturbances.

btlopez [at] mit [dot] edu

Education

  • Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, MIT, 2016 - current
  • S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, MIT, 2016
  • S.B. in Aerospace Engineering, UCLA, 2014

Research Interests

  • Robust and Adaptive Nonlinear Control
  • Model Predictive Control
  • Collision Avoidance
  • Robot Motion Planning

Projects

Real-time Planning and Obstacle Avoidance for UAVs
Jesús Tordesillas Torres, Brett Lopez, 2018

This work proposes a planning framework in which multi-fidelity models are used to reduce the discrepancy between the local and global planner.

Integrated Drone Station
Aleix Paris i Bordas, Brett Lopez, 2018

This project will create effective first/last-mile integrated ground/aerial delivery solutions for a fleet-wide package delivery system.

Agile Plate Transport with a Hexacopter with Canted Motors
Gabriel Bousquet, Jesús Tordesillas Torres, Brett Lopez, 2018

This work proposes the use a Hexacopter with canted motors for precise aerial manipulation tasks.

Indoor Fixed-Wing Aerobatics
Brett Lopez, 2014

The goal of this project is to emulate an air race in a laboratory setting in the hope of expanding control and autonomy paradigms to compensate for unknown system dynamics.