Alexis Lussier Desbiens

Professor Alexis Lussier Desbiens

University of Sherbrooke , Department of Mechanical Engineering

Expertise: bio-inspired robots, dynamics, modeling, robot gripper design, locomotion, automation, mechatronics


Alexis Lussier-Desbiens has been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke since 2013, is assistant director of a new undergraduate program in robotics and co-director of the NSERC CREATE in collaborative robotics. He received his PhD from Stanford in 2012 where he designed novel aerial vehicles. At Sherbrooke, he now works on developing technologies for long duration aquatic-aerial operations, tree-sampling, scansorial-aerial locomotion, robust UAV landing on moving platforms and safe high performance robotic arms. He collaborates with a number of companies, including Bell Helicopter, Domtar, Exo Tactik and Exonetik. He holds two patents and has received several international design awards and best paper awards. He brings significant expertise in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, highly dynamical robots, UAV design and advanced manufacturing techniques.