I’m Christophe Bédard, an undergraduate Computer Engineering student at Polytechnique Montréal who is passionate about robotics and new technologies. I also have a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering.
From 2014 to 2019, I was involved in Élikos, an engineering student design team working on autonomous drones. We competed in mission 7 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. The goal was to autonomously interact with roombas on the ground in order to guide them to a goal line. That had to be done while avoiding obstacles and without any external position sensor. In 2015, with a custom platform, my team ranked first in North America for demonstrating autonomous tracking and following of a ground robot. In 2016, we won the award for Most Innovative Vehicle and ranked second. I led the team from 2017 to 2019.
My other involvements include the Association Étudiante de Polytechnique, the Association des sociétés techniques de Polytechnique, as well as the Fonds d’Appui aux Initiatives Étudiantes, which awards grants to innovative student projects.
2017 - Intern, MIST Lab, Polytechnique Montréal - I helped demonstrate swarming behaviour on drones and ground vehicles
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2018 - Scholarship for Introduction to Research (UPIR), Polytechnique Montréal
2018 - Scholarship for Student Involvement, Warner Bros. Games
2016 - Most Innovative Vehicle Award, International Aerial Robotics Competition