AERIAL-CORE: AERIAL COgnitive integrated multi-task Robotic system with Extended operation range and safety

H2020 ICT-10-2019-2020: Robotics Core Technology

 

The main objective of AERIAL-CORE is the development of core technology modules and an integrated aerial cognitive robotic system that will have unprecedented capabilities on the operational range and safety in the interaction with people, or Aerial Co-Workers (ACW) for applications such as the inspection and maintenance of large linear infrastructures. The system will integrate aerial robots with different characteristics and will be able to meet the requirements of:

  • Long range (Several kilometres) and local very accurate (subcentimetre) inspection of the infrastructure
  • Maintenance activities based on aerial manipulation involving force interactions
  • Aerial co-working safely and efficiently helping human workers in inspection and maintenance

 

 

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Organized Invited Sessions

 

Journals

  1. Cora A Dimmig, Giuseppe Silano, Kimberly McGuire, Chiara Gabellieri, Wolfgang Honig, Joseph Moore and Marin Kobilarov. Survey of Simulators for Aerial Robots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, pages 1-11, 2024. PDF BibTeX

    @article{Silano2023SurveySimulator,
    	title = "{Survey of Simulators for Aerial Robots}",
    	author = "{Dimmig}, Cora A. and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {McGuire}, Kimberly and {Gabellieri}, Chiara and {Honig}, Wolfgang and {Moore}, Joseph and Kobilarov, Marin",
    	year = 2024,
    	pdf = "data/papers/survey_simulators.pdf",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine",
    	pages = "1-11",
    	publisher = "IEEE"
    }
    
  2. Alvaro Caballero and Giuseppe Silano. A Signal Temporal Logic Motion Planner for Bird Diverter Installation Tasks with Multi-Robot Aerial Systems. IEEE Access 11:81361–81377, August 2023. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{SilanoBirdDiverter23,
    	author = "{Caballero}, Alvaro and {Silano}, Giuseppe",
    	title = "{A Signal Temporal Logic Motion Planner for Bird Diverter Installation Tasks with Multi-Robot Aerial Systems}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "August",
    	pdf = "data/papers/bird_diverter.pdf",
    	journal = "IEEE Access",
    	publisher = "IEEE",
    	pages = "81361--81377",
    	volume = 11,
    	doi = "10.1109/ACCESS.2023.3300240",
    	url = "https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10197369"
    }
    
  3. D Hert, T Baca, P Petracek, V Kratky, R Penicka, V Spurny, M Petrlik, M Vrba, D Zaitlik, P Stoudek, V Walter, P Stepan, J Horyna, V Pritzl, M Sramek, A Ahmad, G Silano, D Bonilla Licea, P Stibinger, T Nascimento and M Saska. MRS Drone: A Modular Platform for Real-World Deployment of Aerial Multi-Robot Systems. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 108:1–34, July 2023. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{HertJINTHW_paper,
    	author = "{Hert}, D. and {Baca}, T. and {Petracek}, P. and {Kratky}, V. and {Penicka}, R. and {Spurny}, V. and {Petrlik}, M. and {Vrba}, M. and {Zaitlik}, D. and {Stoudek}, P. and {Walter}, V. and {Stepan}, P. and {Horyna}, J. and {Pritzl}, V. and {Sramek}, M. and {Ahmad}, A. and {Silano}, G. and {Bonilla Licea}, D. and {Stibinger}, P. and {Nascimento}, T. and {Saska}, M.",
    	month = "July",
    	title = "{MRS Drone: A Modular Platform for Real-World Deployment of Aerial Multi-Robot Systems}",
    	year = 2023,
    	journal = "Journal of Intelligent {\&} Robotic Systems",
    	publisher = "Springer",
    	pdf = "data/papers/JINT2023Hert.pdf",
    	volume = 108,
    	pages = "1--34",
    	doi = "10.1007/s10846-023-01879-2",
    	issue = 64,
    	url = "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-023-01879-2"
    }
    
  4. Mohamed Aymane Ahajjam, Daniel Bonilla Licea and Abdellatif Kobbane Mounir Ghogho. Experimental investigation of variational mode decomposition and deep learning for short-term multi-horizon residential electric load forecasting. Applied Energies 136:1-15, November 2022. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Bonilla2022AppliedEnergies,
    	title = "{Experimental investigation of variational mode decomposition and deep learning for short-term multi-horizon residential electric load forecasting}",
    	author = "Mohamed {Aymane Ahajjam} and Daniel {Bonilla Licea} and Mounir {Ghogho}, Abdellatif {Kobbane}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "November",
    	url = "https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030626192201220X",
    	journal = "{Applied Energies}",
    	pdf = "data/papers/2202.03264.pdf",
    	volume = 136,
    	pages = "1-15",
    	issn = "0306-2619",
    	doi = "10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.119963"
    }
    
  5. Afzal Ahmad, Daniel Bonilla Licea, Giuseppe Silano, Tomas Baca and Martin Saska. PACNav: A Collective Navigation Approach for UAV Swarms Deprived of Communication and External Localization. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 17:1-19, November 2022. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Ahmad2022Bioinspired,
    	author = "{Ahmad}, Afzal and {Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Baca}, Tomas and {Saska}, Martin",
    	journal = "Bioinspiration & Biomimetics",
    	title = "{PACNav: A Collective Navigation Approach for UAV Swarms Deprived of Communication and External Localization}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "November",
    	volume = 17,
    	issue = 6,
    	pages = "1-19",
    	issn = "1748-3190",
    	doi = "10.1088/1748-3190/ac98e6",
    	pdf = "data/papers/Bioinspired_Afzal.pdf",
    	url = "https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/ac98e6"
    }
    
  6. A Brandao, D Smrcka, E Pairet, T Nascimento and M Saska. Side-Pull Maneuver: A Novel Control Strategy for Dragging a Cable-Tethered Load of Unknown Weight Using a UAV. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, July 2022. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Brandao2022ral,
    	author = "Brandao, A. and Smrcka, D. and Pairet, E. and Nascimento, T. and Saska, M.",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "{Side-Pull Maneuver: A Novel Control Strategy for Dragging a Cable-Tethered Load of Unknown Weight Using a UAV}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "July",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2022.3190092",
    	pdf = "data/papers/RAL22_Brandao.pdf"
    }
    
  7. V Walter, V Spurny, M Petrlik, T Baca, D Zaitlík, L Demkiv and M Saska. Extinguishing real fires by fully autonomous multirotor UAVs in the MBZIRC 2020 competition. Field Robotics 2:406–436, April 2022. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{walter2022fr,
    	author = "Walter, V. and Spurny, V. and Petrlik, M. and Baca, T. and Zaitlík, D. and Demkiv, L. and and Saska, M.",
    	journal = "Field Robotics",
    	title = "{Extinguishing real fires by fully autonomous multirotor UAVs in the MBZIRC 2020 competition}",
    	year = 2022,
    	volume = 2,
    	pages = "406--436",
    	issn = "2771-3989",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/walter2022fr.pdf",
    	doi = "10.55417/fr.2022015"
    }
    
  8. P Štibinger, G Broughton, F Majer, Z Rozsypálek, A Wang, K Jindal, A Zhou, D Thakur, G Loianno, T Krajník and M Saska. Towards new frontiers in mobile manipulation: Team CTU-UPenn-NYU at MBZIRC 2020. Field Robotics 2:75–106, March 2022. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{stibinger2022fr,
    	author = "\v{S}tibinger, P. and Broughton, G. and Majer, F. and Rozsyp\'{a}lek, Z and Wang, A. and Jindal, K and Zhou, A. and Thakur, D. and Loianno, G. and Krajn\'{i}k, T. and Saska, M.",
    	journal = "Field Robotics",
    	title = "{Towards new frontiers in mobile manipulation: Team CTU-UPenn-NYU at MBZIRC 2020}",
    	year = 2022,
    	volume = 2,
    	pages = "75--106",
    	issn = "2771-3989",
    	month = "March",
    	pdf = "data/papers/stibinger2022fr.pdf",
    	doi = "10.55417/fr.2022004"
    }
    
  9. Matouš Vrba, Yurii Stasinchuk, Tomáš Báča, Vojtěch Spurný, Matěj Petrlík, Daniel Heřt, David Žaitlík and Martin Saska. Autonomous capture of agile flying objects using UAVs: The MBZIRC 2020 challenge. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 149:103970, March 2022. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{vrba_ras2022,
    	title = "{Autonomous capture of agile flying objects using UAVs: The MBZIRC 2020 challenge}",
    	journal = "Robotics and Autonomous Systems",
    	volume = 149,
    	pages = 103970,
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "March",
    	issn = "0921-8890",
    	doi = "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2021.103970",
    	url = "https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921889021002396",
    	author = "Matouš Vrba and Yurii Stasinchuk and Tomáš Báča and Vojtěch Spurný and Matěj Petrlík and Daniel Heřt and David Žaitlík and Martin Saska",
    	keywords = "Unmanned aerial systems, Machine perception, Mobile robotics, Aerial safety",
    	pdf = "data/papers/vrba_ras2022.pdf"
    }
    
  10. Amin Basiri, Valerio Mariani, Giuseppe Silano, Muhammad Aatif, Luigi Iannelli and Luigi Glielmo. A survey on the application of path-planning algorithms for multi-rotor UAVs in precision agriculture. The Journal of Navigation 2:364-383, January 2022. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Silano2021JournalOfNavigation,
    	title = "{A survey on the application of path-planning algorithms for multi-rotor UAVs in precision agriculture}",
    	author = "Amin {Basiri} and Valerio {Mariani} and Giuseppe {Silano} and Muhammad {Aatif} and Luigi {Iannelli} and Luigi {Glielmo}",
    	doi = "10.1017/S0373463321000825",
    	journal = "The Journal of Navigation",
    	pages = "364-383",
    	issue = 75,
    	volume = 2,
    	year = 2022,
    	organization = "Cambridge University Press Press",
    	month = "January",
    	issn = "1469-7785",
    	url = "https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-navigation/article/abs/survey-on-the-application-of-pathplanning-algorithms-for-multirotor-uavs-in-precision-agriculture/981803D6E3E22A40069B69BFDACDF6B4"
    }
    
  11. Tiago Pereira Nascimento and Martin Saska. Embedded Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Micro Aerial Vehicles. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 103(74):1-11, November 2021. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Nascimento2021JINT,
    	title = "Embedded Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Micro Aerial Vehicles",
    	author = "Tiago Pereira {Nascimento} and Martin {Saska}",
    	doi = "10.1007/s10846-021-01522-y",
    	journal = "Journal of Intelligent {\&} Robotic Systems",
    	pages = "1-11",
    	year = 2021,
    	organization = "Springer",
    	month = "November",
    	url = "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-021-01522-y",
    	volume = 103,
    	number = 74
    }
    
  12. Vít Krátký, Alfonso Alcántara, Jesús Capitán, Petr Štěpán, Martin Saska and Aníbal Ollero. Autonomous Aerial Filming with Distributed Lighting by a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6(4):7580-7587, October 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{kratky2021aerialfilming,
    	author = "{Krátký}, Vít and {Alcántara}, Alfonso and {Capitán}, Jesús and {Štěpán}, Petr and {Saska}, Martin and {Ollero}, Aníbal",
    	title = "{Autonomous Aerial Filming with Distributed Lighting by a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "October",
    	pdf = "data/papers/aerialCinematographyRal.pdf",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2021.3098811",
    	pages = "7580-7587",
    	volume = 6,
    	number = 4
    }
    
  13. František Nekovář, Jan Faigl and Martin Saska. Multi-tour Set Traveling Salesman Problem in Planning Power Transmission Line Inspection. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6(4):6196-6203, October 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Nekovar2021CASE,
    	author = "{Nekovář}, František and {Faigl}, Jan and {Saska}, Martin",
    	title = "{Multi-tour Set Traveling Salesman Problem in Planning Power Transmission Line Inspection}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	pdf = "data/papers/Frantisek_RAL-CASE21.pdf",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "October",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2021.3091695",
    	pages = "6196-6203",
    	volume = 6,
    	number = 4
    }
    
  14. Dariuz Horla, Wojciech Giernacki, Tomas Baca, Vojtech Spurny and Martin Saska. AL-TUNE: In-flight tuning of an altitude controller for UAVs. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 103(5):1-16, August 2021. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Horla2021AL-Tune,
    	author = "{Horla}, Dariuz and {Giernacki}, Wojciech and {Baca}, Tomas and {Spurny}, Vojtech and {Saska}, Martin",
    	month = "August",
    	title = "{AL-TUNE: In-flight tuning of an altitude controller for UAVs}",
    	year = 2021,
    	journal = "Journal of Intelligent {\&} Robotic Systems",
    	publisher = "Springer",
    	doi = "10.1007/s10846-021-01441-y",
    	pages = "1-16",
    	volume = 103,
    	issue = 1,
    	number = 5,
    	url = "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-021-01441-y"
    }
    
  15. Tomas Baca, Matej Petrlik, Matous Vrba, Vojtech Spurny, Robert Penicka, Daniel Hert and Martin Saska. The MRS UAV System: Pushing the Frontiers of Reproducible Research, Real-world Deployment, and Education with Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems 102(26):1–28, May 2021. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{baca2021mrs,
    	author = "Baca, Tomas and Petrlik, Matej and Vrba, Matous and Spurny, Vojtech and Penicka, Robert and Hert, Daniel and Saska, Martin",
    	month = "May",
    	title = "{The MRS UAV System: Pushing the Frontiers of Reproducible Research, Real-world Deployment, and Education with Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles}",
    	year = 2021,
    	journal = "Journal of Intelligent {\&} Robotic Systems",
    	publisher = "Springer",
    	volume = 102,
    	issue = 1,
    	number = 26,
    	pages = "1--28",
    	doi = "10.1007/s10846-021-01383-5",
    	pdf = "https://arxiv.org/pdf/2008.08050",
    	url = "https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-021-01383-5"
    }
    
  16. Vít Krátký, Pavel Petráček, Tiago Nascimento, Michaela Čadilová, Milan Škobrtal, Pavel Stoudek and Martin Saska. Safe Documentation of Historical Monuments by an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10(11):738/1–16, October 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{kratky2021documentation,
    	author = "Krátký, Vít and Petráček, Pavel and Nascimento, Tiago and Čadilová, Michaela and Škobrtal, Milan and Stoudek, Pavel and Saska, Martin",
    	title = "Safe Documentation of Historical Monuments by an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle",
    	journal = "ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information",
    	volume = 10,
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "October",
    	number = 11,
    	pages = "738/1--16",
    	issn = "2220-9964",
    	pdf = "data/papers/kratky2021dronument.pdf",
    	doi = "10.3390/ijgi10110738"
    }
    
  17. Pavel Petráček, Viktor Walter, Tomáš Báča and Martin Saska. Bio-Inspired Compact Swarms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles without Communication and External Localization. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 16(2):026009, December 2020. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{petracek2020swarms,
    	author = "Pavel Petr{\'{a}}{\v{c}}ek and Viktor Walter and Tom{\'{a}}{\v{s}} B{\'{a}}{\v{c}}a and Martin Saska",
    	title = "{Bio-Inspired Compact Swarms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles without Communication and External Localization}",
    	journal = "Bioinspiration {\&} Biomimetics",
    	year = 2020,
    	month = "December",
    	publisher = "{IOP} Publishing",
    	volume = 16,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = 026009,
    	doi = "10.1088/1748-3190/abc6b3",
    	pdf = "data/papers/BB20swarm.pdf"
    }
    
  18. P Štibinger, G Broughton, F Majer, Z Rozsypálek, A Wang, K Jindal, A Zhou, D Thakur, G Loianno, T Krajník and M Saska. Mobile Manipulator for Autonomous Localization, Grasping and Precise Placement of Construction Material in a Semi-structured Environment. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6(2):2595–2602, April 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{stibinger2021ral,
    	author = "\v{S}tibinger, P. and Broughton, G. and Majer, F. and Rozsyp\'{a}lek, Z and Wang, A. and Jindal, K and Zhou, A. and Thakur, D. and Loianno, G. and Krajn\'{i}k, T. and Saska, M.",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "{Mobile Manipulator for Autonomous Localization, Grasping and Precise Placement of Construction Material in a Semi-structured Environment}",
    	year = 2021,
    	volume = 6,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "2595--2602",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2021.3061377",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/stibinger2021ral_preview.pdf"
    }
    
  19. Edmond Nurellari, Daniel Bonilla Licea, Mounir Ghogho and Mario Eduardo Rivero-Angeles. On Trajectory Design for Intruder Detection in Wireless Mobile Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks 7:236–248, March 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Nurellari2021TSIPN,
    	author = "Edmond {Nurellari} and Daniel {Bonilla Licea} and Mounir {Ghogho} and Mario Eduardo {Rivero-Angeles}",
    	journal = "IEEE Transactions on Signal and Information Processing over Networks",
    	title = "{On Trajectory Design for Intruder Detection in Wireless Mobile Sensor Networks}",
    	year = 2021,
    	volume = 7,
    	pages = "236--248",
    	month = "March",
    	pdf = "data/papers/bonilla2021TSIPN.pdf",
    	doi = "10.1109/TSIPN.2021.3067305"
    }
    
  20. Giuseppe Silano, Tomas Baca, Robert Penicka, Davide Liuzza and Martin Saska. Power Line Inspection Tasks with Multi-Aerial Robot Systems via Signal Temporal Logic Specifications. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6(2):4169–4176, April 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Silano2021RAL,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Baca}, Tomas and {Penicka}, Robert and {Liuzza}, Davide and {Saska}, Martin",
    	title = "{Power Line Inspection Tasks with Multi-Aerial Robot Systems via Signal Temporal Logic Specifications}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	year = 2021,
    	pages = "4169--4176",
    	volume = 6,
    	number = 2,
    	month = "April",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2021.3068114",
    	pdf = "data/papers/Silano2021RAL.pdf"
    }
    
  21. Giuseppe Silano and Luigi Iannelli. MAT-Fly: An Educational Platform for Simulating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Aimed to Detect and Track Moving Objects. IEEE Access 9:39333–39343, March 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{Silano2019MATFly,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Iannelli}, Luigi",
    	title = "{MAT-Fly: An Educational Platform for Simulating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Aimed to Detect and Track Moving Objects}",
    	year = 2021,
    	journal = "IEEE Access",
    	pages = "39333--39343",
    	volume = 9,
    	month = "March",
    	doi = "10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3064758",
    	pdf = "data/papers/silano-MAT-Fly.pdf"
    }
    
  22. Hamidreza Heidari and Martin Saska. Collision-free trajectory planning of multi-rotor UAVs in a wind condition based on modified potential field. Mechanism and Machine Theory 156(2):104140, February 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{heidari2021pathPlanner,
    	author = "Hamidreza {Heidari} and Martin {Saska}",
    	title = "{Collision-free trajectory planning of multi-rotor UAVs in a wind condition based on modified potential field}",
    	journal = "Mechanism and Machine Theory",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "feb",
    	publisher = "ElSevier",
    	volume = 156,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = 104140,
    	doi = "https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2020.104140",
    	pdf = "data/papers/Heidari21pathPlanning.pdf"
    }
    
  23. Vojetech Spurny, Vaclav Pritzl, Viktor Walter, Matej Petrlik, Tomas Baca, Petr Stepan, David Zaitlik and Martin Saska. Autonomous Firefighting Inside Buildings by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. IEEE Access 9:15872-15890, January 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{spurny2021autonomous,
    	author = "Vojetech {Spurny} and Vaclav {Pritzl} and Viktor {Walter} and Matej {Petrlik} and Tomas {Baca} and Petr {Stepan} and David {Zaitlik} and Martin {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Access",
    	title = "{Autonomous Firefighting Inside Buildings by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle}",
    	year = 2021,
    	volume = 9,
    	month = "January",
    	pages = "15872-15890",
    	doi = "10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3052967",
    	pdf = "data/papers/spurny2021autonomous.pdf"
    }
    

 

Conferences

  1. Daniel Bonilla Licea, Giuseppe Silano, Mounir Ghogho and Martin Saska. Omnidirectional Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicle Poser Optimization: A Novel Approach to Physical Layer Security. In 2024 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP). April 2024, 9021-9025. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Bonilla2024ICASSP,
    	author = "{Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Ghogho}, Mounir and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2024 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP)",
    	title = "{Omnidirectional Multi-Rotor Aerial Vehicle Poser Optimization: A Novel Approach to Physical Layer Security}",
    	year = 2024,
    	month = "April",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICASSP-2024.pdf",
    	pages = "9021-9025",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICASSP48485.2024.10447876"
    }
    
  2. Giuseppe Silano, Amr Afifi, Martin Saska and Antonio Franchi. A Signal Temporal Logic Planner for Ergonomic Human–Robot Collaboration. In 2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2023, 328-335. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{SilanoICUAS23,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Afifi}, Amr and {Saska}, Martin and {Franchi}, Antonio",
    	booktitle = "2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{A Signal Temporal Logic Planner for Ergonomic Human–Robot Collaboration}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS57906.2023.10156559",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS23-II.pdf",
    	pages = "328-335"
    }
    
  3. Daniel Bonilla Licea, Giuseppe Silano, Mounir Ghogho and Martin Saska. Communications-Aware Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities. In 2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2023, 366-371. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{BonillaICUAS23,
    	author = "{Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Ghogho}, Mounir and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2023 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Communications-Aware Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS57906.2023.10155882",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS23-I.pdf",
    	pages = "366-371"
    }
    
  4. Daniel Bonilla Licea, Giuseppe Silano, Mounir Ghogho and Martin Saska. Optimum Trajectory Planning for Multi-Rotor UAV Relays with Tilt and Antenna Orientation Variations. In 29th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO). September 2021, 1586–1590. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2021EUSIPCO,
    	author = "{Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Ghogho}, Mounir and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "29th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)",
    	title = "{Optimum Trajectory Planning for Multi-Rotor UAV Relays with Tilt and Antenna Orientation Variations}",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "September",
    	pages = "1586--1590",
    	doi = "10.23919/EUSIPCO54536.2021.9616232",
    	pdf = "data/papers/EUSIPCO_2021.pdf"
    }
    
  5. Vittorio Cataffo, Giuseppe Silano, Luigi Iannelli, Vincent Puig and Luigi Glielmo. A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Strategy for Autonomous Racing of Scale Vehicles. In 2022 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC). October 2022, 100–105. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{SCM2022,
    	author = "{Cataffo}, Vittorio and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Iannelli}, Luigi and {Puig}, Vincent and {Glielmo}, Luigi",
    	booktitle = "2022 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC)",
    	title = "{A Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Strategy for Autonomous Racing of Scale Vehicles}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "October",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/CataffoSMC22.pdf",
    	pages = "100--105",
    	doi = "10.1109/SMC53654.2022.9945279"
    }
    
  6. Jiri Horyna, Vit Kratky, Eliseo Ferrante and Martin Saska. Decentralized multi-robot velocity estimation for UAVs enhancing onboard camera-based velocity measurements. In 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2022. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{horyna2022estimation,
    	author = "{Horyna}, Jiri and {Kratky}, Vit and {Ferrante}, Eliseo and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "{2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)}",
    	title = "{Decentralized multi-robot velocity estimation for UAVs enhancing onboard camera-based velocity measurements}",
    	year = 2022,
    	organization = "IEEE/RSJ",
    	pdf = "data/papers/iros2022estimation.pdf",
    	doi = "10.1109/IROS47612.2022.9981894"
    }
    
  7. Jan Bednar, Matej Petrlik, Kelen Cristiane Teixeira Vivaldini and Martin Saska. Deployment of Reliable Visual Inertial Odometry Approaches for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Real-world Environment. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022, 167–176. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{BednarICUAS22_VIO,
    	author = "{Bednar}, Jan and {Petrlik}, Matej and {Teixeira Vivaldini}, Kelen Cristiane and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Deployment of Reliable Visual Inertial Odometry Approaches for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Real-world Environment}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_VIO_Bednar.pdf",
    	pages = "167--176",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS54217.2022.9836067"
    }
    
  8. Akash Chaudhary, Tiago Nascimento and Martin Saska. Controlling a Swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Full-Body k-Nearest Neighbor Based Action Classifier. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022, 544–551. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{AkashICUAS2022,
    	author = "{Chaudhary}, Akash and {Nascimento}, Tiago and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Controlling a Swarm of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Full-Body k-Nearest Neighbor Based Action Classifier}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_Akash.pdf",
    	pages = "544--551",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS54217.2022.9836097"
    }
    
  9. Daniel Hert, Tomas Baca, Pavel Petracek, Vit Kratky, Vojtech Spurny, Matej Petrlik, Matous Vrba, David Zaitlik, Pavel Stoudek, Viktor Walter, Petr Stepan, Jiri Horyna, Vaclav Pritzl, Giuseppe Silano, Daniel Bonilla Licea, Petr Stibinger, Robert Penicka, Tiago Nascimento and Martin Saska. MRS Modular UAV Hardware Platforms for Supporting Research in Real-World Outdoor and Indoor Environments. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022, 1264–1273. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{MRS2022ICUAS_HW,
    	author = "{Hert}, Daniel and {Baca}, Tomas and {Petracek}, Pavel and {Kratky}, Vit and {Spurny}, Vojtech and {Petrlik}, Matej and {Vrba}, Matous and {Zaitlik}, David and {Stoudek}, Pavel and {Walter}, Viktor and {Stepan}, Petr and {Horyna}, Jiri and {Pritzl}, Vaclav and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Stibinger}, Petr and {Penicka}, Robert and {Nascimento}, Tiago and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{MRS Modular UAV Hardware Platforms for Supporting Research in Real-World Outdoor and Indoor Environments}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_MRS_HW.pdf",
    	pages = "1264--1273",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS54217.2022.9836083"
    }
    
  10. Alvaro Calvo, Giuseppe Silano and Jesus Capitan. Mission Planning and Execution in Heterogeneous Teams of Aerial Robots supporting Power Line Inspection Operations. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022, 1644–1649. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2022ICUAS_II,
    	author = "{Calvo}, Alvaro and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Capitan}, Jesus",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Mission Planning and Execution in Heterogeneous Teams of Aerial Robots supporting Power Line Inspection Operations}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_Silano_II.pdf",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS54217.2022.9836234",
    	pages = "1644--1649"
    }
    
  11. Andriy Dmytruk, Giuseppe Silano, Davide Bicego, Daniel Bonilla Licea and Martin Saska. A Perception-Aware NMPC for Vision-Based Target Tracking and Collision Avoidance with a Multi-Rotor UAV. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022, 1668–1673. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2022ICUAS_I,
    	author = "{Dmytruk}, Andriy and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Bicego}, Davide and {Bonilla Licea}, Daniel and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{A Perception-Aware NMPC for Vision-Based Target Tracking and Collision Avoidance with a Multi-Rotor UAV}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_Silano_I.pdf",
    	pages = "1668--1673",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS54217.2022.9836071"
    }
    
  12. Lyubomyr Demkiv, Massimiliano Ruffo, Giuseppe Silano, Jan Bednar and Martin Saska. An Application of Stereo Thermal Vision for Preliminary Inspection of Electrical Power Lines by MAVs. In 2021 Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment (AIRPHARO). October 2021, 1–8. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2021AIRPHARO,
    	author = "{Demkiv}, Lyubomyr and {Ruffo}, Massimiliano and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Bednar}, Jan and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2021 Aerial Robotic Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment (AIRPHARO)",
    	title = "{An Application of Stereo Thermal Vision for Preliminary Inspection of Electrical Power Lines by MAVs}",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "October",
    	pdf = "data/papers/airpharo_2021_Silano.pdf",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pages = "1--8",
    	doi = "10.1109/AIRPHARO52252.2021.9571025"
    }
    
  13. Jiri Horyna, Tomas Baca and Martin Saska. Autonomous Collaborative Transport of a Beam-Type Payload by a Pair of Multi-rotor Helicopters. In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2021, 1139–1147. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Horyna2021ICUAS,
    	author = "{Horyna}, Jiri and {Baca}, Tomas and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Autonomous Collaborative Transport of a Beam-Type Payload by a Pair of Multi-rotor Helicopters}",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS_2021_Jiri.pdf",
    	pages = "1139--1147",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476789"
    }
    
  14. Viktor Walter, Vojtěch Spurný, Matěj Petrlík, Tomáš Báča, David Žaitlík and Martin Saska. Extinguishing of Ground Fires by Fully Autonomous UAVs Motivated by the MBZIRC 2020 Competition. In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2021, 787–793. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Viktor2021ICUAS,
    	author = "{Walter}, Viktor and {Spurný}, Vojtěch and {Petrlík}, Matěj and {Báča}, Tomáš and {Žaitlík}, David and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Extinguishing of Ground Fires by Fully Autonomous UAVs Motivated by the MBZIRC 2020 Competition}",
    	year = 2021,
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476723",
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS_2021_Viktor.pdf",
    	pages = "787--793",
    	organization = "IEEE"
    }
    
  15. Matej Petrlik, Tomas Krajnik and Martin Saska. LIDAR-based Stabilization, Navigation and Localization for UAVs Operating in Dark Indoor Environments. In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2021, 243–251. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Petrlik2021ICUAS,
    	author = "{Petrlik}, Matej and {Krajnik}, Tomas and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{LIDAR-based Stabilization, Navigation and Localization for UAVs Operating in Dark Indoor Environments}",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476837",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS_2021_Matej.pdf",
    	pages = "243--251",
    	organization = "IEEE"
    }
    
  16. Mario Terlizzi, Giuseppe Silano, Luigi Russo, Muhammad Aatif, Amin Basiri, Valerio Mariani, Luigi Iannelli and Luigi Glielmo. A Vision-Based Algorithm for a Path Following Problem . In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2021, 1630–1635. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2021ICUAS-II,
    	author = "{Terlizzi}, Mario and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Russo}, Luigi and {Aatif}, Muhammad and {Basiri}, Amin and {Mariani}, Valerio and {Iannelli}, Luigi and {Glielmo}, Luigi",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{A Vision-Based Algorithm for a Path Following Problem }",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476777",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS21_Silano_II.pdf",
    	pages = "1630--1635",
    	organization = "IEEE"
    }
    
  17. Giuseppe Silano, Jan Bednar, Tiago Nascimento, Jesus Capitan, Martin Saska and Anibal Ollero. A Multi-Layer Software Architecture for Aerial Cognitive Multi-Robot Systems in Power Line Inspection Tasks. In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2021, 1624–1629. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2021ICUAS-I,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Bednar}, Jan and {Nascimento}, Tiago and {Capitan}, Jesus and {Saska}, Martin and {Ollero}, Anibal",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{A Multi-Layer Software Architecture for Aerial Cognitive Multi-Robot Systems in Power Line Inspection Tasks}",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476813",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS21_Silano_I.pdf",
    	pages = "1624--1629",
    	organization = "IEEE"
    }
    
  18. Yurii Stasinchuk, Matous Vrba, M Petrlik, T Baca, Vojtech Spurny, Daniel Hert, D Zaitlik, Tiago Nascimento and M Saska.. A Multi-UAV System for Detection and Elimination of Multiple Targets. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). May 2021, 555–561. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{stasinchuk2021ICRA,
    	author = "Yurii {Stasinchuk} and Matous {Vrba} and M. {Petrlik} and T. {Baca} and Vojtech {Spurny} and Daniel {Hert} and D. {Zaitlik} and Tiago {Nascimento} and M. {Saska}.",
    	booktitle = "2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)",
    	title = "{A Multi-UAV System for Detection and Elimination of Multiple Targets}",
    	year = 2021,
    	pdf = "data/papers/stasinchuk2021ICRA.pdf",
    	month = "May",
    	pages = "555--561",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICRA48506.2021.9562057"
    }
    
  19. Vaclav Pritzl, Petr Stepan and Martin Saska. Autonomous Flying into Buildings in a Firefighting Scenario. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). May 2021, 239–245. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{pritzl2021icra,
    	author = "Vaclav {Pritzl} and Petr {Stepan} and Martin {Saska}",
    	booktitle = "2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)",
    	title = "{Autonomous Flying into Buildings in a Firefighting Scenario}",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "May",
    	pages = "239--245",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICRA48506.2021.9560789",
    	pdf = "data/papers/pritzl2021icra.pdf"
    }
    
  20. Timur Uzakov, Tiago Pereira Nascimento and Martin Saska. UAV Vision-Based Nonlinear Formation Control Applied to Inspection of Electrical Power Lines. In 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). September 2020, 1301-1308. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{TimurICUAS2020,
    	title = "{UAV Vision-Based Nonlinear Formation Control Applied to Inspection of Electrical Power Lines}",
    	author = "Timur {Uzakov} and Tiago Pereira {Nascimento} and Martin {Saska}",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS48674.2020.9213967",
    	booktitle = "2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	pages = "1301-1308",
    	year = 2020,
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	month = "September",
    	pdf = "data/papers/TimurICUAS2020.pdf"
    }
    
  21. Tiago Pereira Nascimento and Martin Saska. Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Very-Small Aerial Vehicles. In 2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). September 2020, 523-528. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{TiagoICUAS2020,
    	title = "Fast Nonlinear Model Predictive Control for Very-Small Aerial Vehicles",
    	author = "Tiago Pereira {Nascimento} and Martin {Saska}",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS48674.2020.9213924",
    	booktitle = "2020 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	pages = "523-528",
    	year = 2020,
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	month = "September",
    	pdf = "data/papers/TiagoICUAS2020.pdf"
    }
    

 

Book Chapters

  1. Anibal Ollero, Alejandro Suarez, Juan Manuel Marredo, Giovanni Cioffi, Robert Pìniècka, Goran Vasiljevic, Viet Duong Hoang, Michele Marolla, Jiaxu Xing, Martin Saska, Stjpan Bogdan, Emad Ebeid, Fabio Ruggiero, Ramiro Martínez-de J Dios, Davide Scaramuzza, Vincenzo Lippiello and Antidio Viguria. Application of Intelligent Aerial Robots to the Inspection and Maintenance of Electrical Power Lines. In Konstantinos Loupos (ed.). Robotics and Automation Solutions for Inspection and Maintenance in Critical Infrastructures. now publishers inc., 2024, pages 178-201. BibTeX

    @incollection{Ollero2024BookChapter,
    	author = "Anibal {Ollero} and Alejandro {Suarez} and Juan Manuel {Marredo} and Giovanni {Cioffi} and Robert {Pìniècka} and Goran {Vasiljevic} and Viet Duong {Hoang} and Michele {Marolla} and Jiaxu {Xing} and Martin {Saska} and Stjpan {Bogdan} and Emad {Ebeid} and Fabio {Ruggiero} and J. Ramiro {Martínez-de Dios} and Davide {Scaramuzza} and Vincenzo {Lippiello} and Antidio {Viguria}",
    	title = "Application of Intelligent Aerial Robots to the Inspection and Maintenance of Electrical Power Lines",
    	editor = "Konstantinos Loupos",
    	booktitle = "Robotics and Automation Solutions for Inspection and Maintenance in Critical Infrastructures",
    	publisher = "now publishers inc.",
    	year = 2024,
    	pages = "178-201",
    	chapter = 8
    }
    

 

Workshops

  1. Alvaro Caballero and Giuseppe Silano. Automating Bird Diverter Installation through Multi-Aerial Robots and Signal Temporal Logic Specifications. In 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Formal methods techniques in robotics systems: Design and control", Detroit, Michigan, USA. October 2023, 1-2. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2023IROS_WS_CONTRIBUTION_FORMAL_METHODS,
    	author = "{Caballero}, Alvaro and {Silano}, Giuseppe",
    	booktitle = {2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Formal methods techniques in robotics systems: Design and control", Detroit, Michigan, USA},
    	title = "{Automating Bird Diverter Installation through Multi-Aerial Robots and Signal Temporal Logic Specifications}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "October",
    	note = {Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Formal methods techniques in robotics systems: Design and control", Detroit, Michigan, USA},
    	pdf = "data/papers/IROS_2023_WORKSHOP_STL_bird_diverter.pdf",
    	pages = "1-2",
    	url = "https://arxiv.org/abs/2309.10406",
    	doi = "10.48550/arXiv.2309.10406"
    }
    
  2. Giuseppe Silano, Amr Afifi, Martin Saska and Antonio Franchi. Ergonomic Collaboration between Humans and Robots: An Energy-Aware Signal Temporal Logic Perspective. In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Energy Efficient Aerial Robotic Systems", ExCeL, London, UK. June 2023, 1-4. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2023ICRA_WS_CONTRIBUTION,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Afifi}, Amr and {Saska}, Martin and {Franchi}, Antonio",
    	booktitle = {2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Energy Efficient Aerial Robotic Systems", ExCeL, London, UK},
    	title = "{Ergonomic Collaboration between Humans and Robots: An Energy-Aware Signal Temporal Logic Perspective}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "June",
    	note = {Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Energy Efficient Aerial Robotic Systems", ExCeL, London, UK},
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICRA_2023_WORKSHOP_STL_Ergonomy_with_energy.pdf",
    	pages = "1-4",
    	url = "https://arxiv.org/abs/2306.02454",
    	doi = "10.48550/arXiv.2306.02454"
    }
    
  3. Giuseppe Silano, Vit Kratky, Matous Vrba, Christos Papaioannidis, Ioannis Mademlis, Robert Penicka, Ioannis Pitas and Martin Saska. Human-Swarm Interaction with a Gesture-Controlled Aerial Robot Formation for Safety Monitoring Applications. In 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). October 2023, 1-5. PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2023IROS_WS-I,
    	author = "{Silano}, Giuseppe and {Kratky}, Vit and {Vrba}, Matous and {Papaioannidis}, Christos and {Mademlis}, Ioannis and {Penicka}, Robert and {Pitas}, Ioannis and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)",
    	title = "{Human-Swarm Interaction with a Gesture-Controlled Aerial Robot Formation for Safety Monitoring Applications}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "October",
    	pages = "1-5",
    	note = {Contribution accepted for discussion at the workshop session: "Human Multi-Robot Interaction", Detroit, Michigan, USA},
    	pdf = "data/papers/iros2023_hsi_ws.pdf"
    }
    
  4. Giuseppe Silano, Davide Liuzza, Luigi Iannelli and Martin Saska. A framework for power line inspection tasks with multi-robot systems from signal temporal logic specifications. In SIDRA (Italian Society of Automatic Control), National Meeting. September 2020. URL PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2020SIDRA,
    	title = "{A framework for power line inspection tasks with multi-robot systems from signal temporal logic specifications}",
    	author = "Giuseppe {Silano} and Davide {Liuzza} and Luigi {Iannelli} and Martin {Saska}",
    	booktitle = "SIDRA (Italian Society of Automatic Control), National Meeting",
    	year = 2020,
    	month = "September",
    	pdf = "data/papers/Silano2020Automatica.pdf",
    	url = "https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.02999"
    }
    
  5. G Silano, V Kratky, J Bednar, M Vrba, F Nekovar, D Bonilla Licea, T Baca, P Stoudek, D Hert, M Petrlik, D Smrcka, T Nascimento and M Saska. Coordination of a Heterogeneous Team of Aerial Robots to Support Power Lin Inspection Operations. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Contribution accepted for discussion at the tutorial session: "AERIAL-CORE – Boosting the adoption of aerial robotics in real-world applications", Drubovnik, Croatia. June 2022. URL BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2022ICUAS_WS,
    	author = "{Silano}, G. and {Kratky}, V. and {Bednar}, J. and {Vrba}, M. and {Nekovar}, F. and {Bonilla Licea}, D. and {Baca}, T. and {Stoudek}, P. and {Hert}, D. and {Petrlik}, M. and {Smrcka}, D. and {Nascimento}, T. and {Saska}, M.",
    	booktitle = {2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Contribution accepted for discussion at the tutorial session: "AERIAL-CORE – Boosting the adoption of aerial robotics in real-world applications", Drubovnik, Croatia},
    	title = "{Coordination of a Heterogeneous Team of Aerial Robots to Support Power Lin Inspection Operations}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	url = "https://mega.nz/file/N0kUVJAa#SDUbvWUi7n_fKGI9yALhTkfjdBkFqDHc-pVAcmsIci0",
    	note = {Drubovnik, Croatia} note = {Contribution accepted for discussion at the tutorial session: "AERIAL-CORE – Boosting the adoption of aerial robotics in real-world applications", Drubovnik, Croatia}
    }
    
  6. Kimberly McGuire, Giuseppe Silano, Chiara Gabellieri and Wolfgang Hönig. The Role of Robotics Simulators for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop Session. June 2023. URL BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Silano2023ICRA_WS,
    	author = {{McGuire}, Kimberly and {Silano}, Giuseppe and {Gabellieri}, Chiara and H{\"o}nig, Wolfgang},
    	booktitle = "2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop Session",
    	title = "{The Role of Robotics Simulators for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles}",
    	year = 2023,
    	month = "June",
    	url = "https://imrclab.github.io/workshop-uav-sims-icra2023/",
    	note = "ExCeL, London, UK"
    }
    

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Tat’ána Příhodová, Giuseppe Silano, Afzal Ahmad, Vít Krátký, Tomáš Báča, Pavel Petráček, Věra Sasková, Jan Bednář and Martin Saska. 2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems in Prague [Education]. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine 30(1):104-106, March 2023. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{2023_RAM_SummerSchool,
    	author = "Příhodová, Tat’ána and Silano, Giuseppe and Ahmad, Afzal and Krátký, Vít and Báča, Tomáš and Petráček, Pavel and Sasková, Věra and Bednář, Jan and Saska, Martin",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine",
    	title = "2022 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Summer School on Multi-Robot Systems in Prague [Education]",
    	year = 2023,
    	volume = 30,
    	number = 1,
    	pages = "104-106",
    	month = "March",
    	doi = "10.1109/MRA.2023.3238213",
    	pdf = "data/papers/2023_RAM_SummerSchool.pdf",
    	url = "https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/10084390"
    }
    

 

Videos with technical details of particular advancments

 

Partners

Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), France

Consorzio di Ricerca per l'Energia l'Automazione e le Tecnologie dell'Elettromagnetismo (CREATE), Italy

Fundacion Andaluza para el Desarrollo Aeroespacial (FADA), Spain

University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UZA), Croatia

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece

Terabee (TER), France

senseFly SA (SENS), Switzerland

Donecle (DON), France

University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

Endesa Distribucion Eletrica (EDE), Spain

Vertical Engineering Solutions (VES), Spain

 

Media coverage

Když elektrické vedení kontrolují drony Česká televize [Czech]
O krok blíž k budoucnosti. Vědci z ČVUT vypustili chytré drony, díky umělé inteligenci samy kontrolují elektrické vedení Český rozhlas [Czech]
Místo vrtulníků budou elektrické vedení kontrolovat drony, plánují vědci z ČVUT Novinky.cz [Czech]
Roje dronů s umělou inteligencí provádějí inspekci elektrického vedení Sciencemag [Czech]
ČVUT a ČEPS testují možnosti využití autonomních dronů pro inspekci elektrického vedení Systemonline [Czech]
Podívejte se, jak v ČR roje dronů s AI provádí inspekce elektrického vedení Fzone [Czech]
Vize o krok blíže skutečnosti: Roje dronů s umělou inteligencí z FEL ČVUT provádějí inspekci elektrického vedení Feedit [Czech]
ROJE DRONŮ S UMĚLOU INTELIGENCÍ KONTROLUJÍ ELEKTRICKÉ VEDENÍ TECH Focus [Czech]