Stephen Chaves

PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan
Graduate Student Researcher at the Perceptual Robotics Laboratory
Mechanical Engineer at NSWC Philadelphia

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Email: schaves@umich.edu

My research interests are in planning under uncertainty, state estimation, control systems, and localization and mapping (SLAM) for autonomous mobile robotics.

Risk Aversion in Belief-space Planning under Measurement Acquisition Uncertainty
Stephen M. Chaves, Jeffrey M. Walls, Enric Galceran, and Ryan M. Eustice,
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, September 2015. [PDF]

Belief Space Planning for Underwater Cooperative Localization
Jeffrey M. Walls, Stephen M. Chaves, Enric Galceran, and Ryan M. Eustice,
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, September 2015. [PDF]

NEEC Research: Toward GPS-denied Landing of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on Ships at Sea
Stephen M. Chaves, Ryan W. Wolcott, and Ryan M. Eustice,
ASNE Naval Engineers Journal, March 2015. [PDF] [Web]

Opportunistic Samping-based Planning for Active Visual SLAM
Stephen M. Chaves, Ayoung Kim, and Ryan M. Eustice,
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, IL, September 2014. [PDF] [Web]

Cooperative Federated Control with Application to Tracking Control
Frank Ferrese, Qing Dong, Kristen Bradshaw, Stephen Chaves, Saroj Biswas, and Li Bai,
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, Banff, AB, September 2011. [PDF] [Web]

Multi-Agent Based Federated Control of Large-Scale Systems with Application to Ship Roll Control
Qing Dong, Kristen Bradshaw, Stephen Chaves, Li Bai, and Saroj Biswas,
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems, Boise, ID, August 2011. [PDF] [Web]

Using Kalman Filtering to Improve a Low-Cost GPS-Based Collision Warning System for Vehicle Convoys
Stephen M. Chaves,
M.S. Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2010. [PDF] [Web]

Development of an Off-Road Ground Vehicle Platform for Teleoperation
Stephen M. Chaves,
B.S. Honors Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, August 2008. [PDF]

Email: schaves@umich.edu


"Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love."
1 Corinthians 16:13-14