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Education:   2018 - Ing. (=M.Sc.) Cybernetics and Robotics, FEE, Czech Technical University in Prague, supervisor M. Saska
     
Current projects:   Eagle.One (2018-now)
    AERIAL-CORE (2020-now)
     
Past projects:   MBZIRC 20 (2018-2020)
    DARPA Subterranean Challenge (2019-2022)
     
Research Interest:   Unmanned Aerial VehiclesMulti-robot systems, Computer vision, Marker-less relative UAV localization
     
Research stays:   2018 - University of Pennsylvania, USA - GRASP lab
     
Supervised theses:   Bc.:
    Adam Škuta - Detection of Drones Using Neural Networks from Combined RGB Camera and LIDAR Data [pdf]
    Evžen Kubov - Implementace neuronové sítě pro autonomní sledování cesty [pdf]
    Aimira Baitieva - Detekce dronů a jejich relativní lokalizace pomocí RGB a termální kamery [pdf]
     
Publications:  
  1. Vaclav Pritzl, Matous Vrba, Petr Stepan and Martin Saska. Cooperative Navigation and Guidance of a Micro-Scale Aerial Vehicle by an Accompanying UAV using 3D LiDAR Relative Localization. In 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS). June 2022. PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{pritzl2022icuas,
    	author = "{Pritzl}, Vaclav and {Vrba}, Matous and {Stepan}, Petr and {Saska}, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "{Cooperative Navigation and Guidance of a Micro-Scale Aerial Vehicle by an Accompanying UAV using 3D LiDAR Relative Localization}",
    	year = 2022,
    	month = "June",
    	organization = "IEEE",
    	pdf = "data/papers/ICUAS22_Pritzl.pdf"
    }
    
  2. Daniel Hert, Tomas Baca, Pavel Petracek, Vit Kratky, Vojtech Spurny, Matej Petrlik, Vrba Matous, 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. PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{MRS2022ICUAS_HW,
    	author = "{Hert}, Daniel and {Baca}, Tomas and {Petracek}, Pavel and {Kratky}, Vit and {Spurny}, Vojtech and {Petrlik}, Matej and {Matous}, Vrba 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"
    }
    
  3. 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"
    }
    
  4. 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",
    	type = "article",
    	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"
    }
    
  5. 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"
    }
    
  6. V Walter, M Vrba and M Saska. On training datasets for machine learning-based visual relative localization of micro-scale UAVs. In 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (). August 2020, 10674-10680. PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{walter_icra2020,
    	author = "V. {Walter} and M. {Vrba} and M. {Saska}",
    	booktitle = "2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)",
    	title = "On training datasets for machine learning-based visual relative localization of micro-scale {UAVs}",
    	year = 2020,
    	volume = "",
    	number = "",
    	month = "Aug",
    	pages = "10674-10680",
    	pdf = "data/papers/walter2020_icra.pdf"
    }
    
  7. M Vrba and M Saska. Marker-Less Micro Aerial Vehicle Detection and Localization Using Convolutional Neural Networks. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(2):2459-2466, April 2020. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{vrba_ral2020,
    	author = "M. {Vrba} and M. {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "Marker-Less Micro Aerial Vehicle Detection and Localization Using Convolutional Neural Networks",
    	year = 2020,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "2459-2466",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2020.2972819",
    	issn = "2377-3766",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/vrba_ral2020.pdf"
    }
    
  8. M Petrlík, T Báča, D Heřt, M Vrba, T Krajník and M Saska. A Robust UAV System for Operations in a Constrained Environment. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(2):2169-2176, April 2020. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{petrlik_ral2020,
    	author = "M. {Petrlík} and T. {Báča} and D. {Heřt} and M. {Vrba} and T. {Krajník} and M. {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "A Robust UAV System for Operations in a Constrained Environment",
    	year = 2020,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "2169-2176",
    	keywords = "autonomous aerial vehicles;path planning;rescue robots;robust control;DARPA Subterranean Challenge;coal mine tunnel system;SAR operation;robust UAV system;constrained environment;autonomous system;inspection;constrained workspace;aerial platform;localization system;targeted SAR scenarios;tunnel circuit;aerial monitoring;search and rescue operation;robustness;ground robots;Aerial systems: perception and autonomy;search and rescue robots;robotics in hazardous fields",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2020.2970980",
    	issn = "2377-3766",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/petrlik2020ral.pdf"
    }
    
  9. M Vrba, D Heřt and M Saska. Onboard Marker-Less Detection and Localization of Non-Cooperating Drones for Their Safe Interception by an Autonomous Aerial System. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 4(4):3402-3409, October 2019. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{vrba_ral2019,
    	author = "M. {Vrba} and D. {Heřt} and M. {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "Onboard Marker-Less Detection and Localization of Non-Cooperating Drones for Their Safe Interception by an Autonomous Aerial System",
    	year = 2019,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 4,
    	pages = "3402-3409",
    	keywords = "Drones;Three-dimensional displays;Cameras;Target tracking;Robot vision systems;Trajectory;Aerial systems: perception and autonomy;field robots;multi-robot systems;recognition",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2019.2927130",
    	issn = "2377-3766",
    	month = "Oct",
    	pdf = "data/papers/vrba_ral2019.pdf"
    }
    
  10. M Vrba, J Pogran, V Pritzl, V Spurný and M Saska. Real-time localization of transmission sources using a formation of micro aerial vehicles. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR). August 2019, 203-208. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{vrba_rcar2019,
    	author = "M. {Vrba} and J. {Pogran} and V. {Pritzl} and V. {Spurný} and M. {Saska}",
    	booktitle = "2019 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR)",
    	title = "Real-time localization of transmission sources using a formation of micro aerial vehicles",
    	year = 2019,
    	pages = "203-208",
    	keywords = "",
    	doi = "10.1109/RCAR47638.2019.9043942",
    	issn = "",
    	month = "Aug",
    	pdf = "data/papers/vrba_rcar2019.pdf"
    }