+ David St-Onge

Following my undergraduate studies at the [École Polytechnique de Montréal], I completed a Master degree at the Robotics Laboratory of University Laval on the modelling and robust control of a cubic blimp. This project was then subject to a FRQNT-Team grant for which I was the technical coordinator of the 3 universities collaborative efforts. Between these diploma and before going back to University Laval for a PhD degree, I worked 7 years in the field of arts (theater, museums and circus). I was the production director of the Prisme 3 stage set workshop, a development engineer for a media art Montreal-based production company and a freelance engineer for visual and performing artists. I am also the project engineer and research professional associated with professor Nicolas Reeves in the NXI GESTATIO Design Laboratory since 2006. My PhD work, supervised by Prof. Clément Gosselin, concerned deployable mechanisms design for orbital structures. Out of interest I also completed a Master in project management at ESG UQAM and a certificat in Russian studies at University Laval. Since 2016, I am a post-doctoral researcher at MIST, École Polytechnique de Montréal in Canada under the supervision of Prof. Giovanni Beltrame.

+ Current Projects

  • Development of new task for a humanitarian fleet of drones.

  • Implementation of a fleet autonomy from swarming.

  • Development of novel human interaction paradigm for the control of a swarm of drones.

+ Scholarship and Awards

  • In 2016, I received a Post-doctoral scholarship from the FRQNT.
  • In 2016, I received a Post-doctoral research grant for a Mitacs Elevate program.
  • In 2015, I received a merit scholarship in research from the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Laval University.
  • In 2014, I was selected by the Canadian Spage Agency to be part of the Canadian delegation at the International Astronautical Congress.
  • In 2013, I received a doctoral scholarship from the NSERC.

+ Selected Publications

  • St-Onge, D. and Gosselin, C. Synthesis and design of a one-Degree-of-freedom planar deployable mechanism with a large expansion ratio. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. Volume 8(2). (2015)

  • Reeves, N. and St-Onge, D. Still and Useless: The Ultimate Automaton. Editors : Damith Herath, Christian Kroos et Stelarc. "Robots and Art: Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis". Cognitive Science and Technology. Springer. (2015)

  • St-Onge, D. and Gosselin, C. Dynamic modelling of a four-bar free floating mechanism with passive joints and flywheel actuators. Proceedings of The Fourth Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics. (2016)

  • Contact me by email: david.st-onge {at} polymtl {dot} ca
  • Have a look at my personal website: http://davidstonge.info

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