Duarte Dias



GR A2 455 (Building GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 693 71 59
Mobile: +41 79 817 63 07
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Short Biography

I am currently a post-doctoral researcher at DISAL working on distributed formation control of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). I received my Ph.D. degree in robotics, control and intelligent systems from EPFL in 2018. During my Ph.D. research at DISAL, I developed distributed formation control algorithms, and a set of relative localization and tracking algorithms for autonomous UAVs. One of the main tasks consisted of the design of relative sensors (vision-based and infrared-based) deployable onboard the UAVs. I received my M.Sc. in control and computer networks in 2012 and my B.Sc. in electronic and computer engineering in 2009 from Instituto Superior Técnico University in Portugal. More information about me can be found in the following:

Research Interests and Projects

My research interests include autonomous formation control and multi-robot coordination of teams of UAVs, as well as localization and tracking algorithms for autonomous navigation. More information about my research can be found here.

Teaching and Service Activities

I have been involved in teaching since 2013 at EPFL. I served has TA and head TA for the the Signals, Instruments, and Systems (SIS), and Distributed Intelligent Systems (DIS) courses at DISAL since 2013. I particularly enjoy supervising and collaborating with students on topics relevant to my research. The projects consist mainly of UAV system identification, UAV safety control systems, formation control of a team of UAVs, and mechatronic solutions for sensors and actuators of UAVs. More information about these projects can be found here. I have also been extensively involved in the review process of robotics journals and conferences since 2015.



Distributed State Estimation and Control of Autonomous Quadrotor Formations Using Exclusively Onboard Resources

D. Da Cruz Baptista Dias / A. Martinoli; P. M. U. de Almeida Lima (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 


Distributed Formation Control of Quadrotors under Limited Sensor Field of View

D. da Cruz Baptista Dias; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli 

2016. 15th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Singapore, May 9-13, 2016. p. 1087-1095.

On-Board Vision-Based 3D Relative Localization System for Multiple Quadrotors

D. Dias; R. Ventura; P. Lima; A. Martinoli 

2016. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Royal Inst Technol, Ctr Autonomous Syst, Stockholm, SWEDEN, MAY 16-21, 2016. p. 1181-1187. DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2016.7487248.

Environmental Field Estimation with Hybrid-Mobility Sensor Networks

W. C. Evans; D. da Cruz Baptista Dias; S. A. Roelofsen; A. Martinoli 

2016. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, p. 5301-5308. DOI : 10.1109/ICRA.2016.7487741.