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PhD student
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KN:E-118
Education:   2019 - Ing. (=M.Sc.) Cybernetics and Robotics, FEE, Czech Technical University in Prague, supervisor M. Saska
     
Current projects:   NAKI II - Dron & monument (2018-now)
DARPA SubT (2019-now)
GACR-Swarms (2017-now)
     
Research Interest:   Unmanned Aerial VehiclesMulti-robot systems, Multi-robot SLAM
ORCID:   ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0887-9430
     
Journal publications:  
  1. Pavel Petracek, Vit Kratky, Matej Petrlik, Tomas Baca, Radim Kratochvil and Martin Saska. Large-Scale Exploration of Cave Environments by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 6(4):7596-7603, October 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{petracek2021caves,
    	author = "Petracek, Pavel and Kratky, Vit and Petrlik, Matej and Baca, Tomas and Kratochvil, Radim and Saska, Martin",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "Large-Scale Exploration of Cave Environments by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles",
    	year = 2021,
    	volume = 6,
    	number = 4,
    	pages = "7596-7603",
    	month = "October",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2021.3098304",
    	pdf = "https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9492802"
    }
    
  2. 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 = "dec",
    	publisher = "{IOP} Publishing",
    	volume = 16,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = 026009,
    	doi = "https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/abc6b3",
    	pdf = "data/papers/BB20swarm.pdf"
    }
    
  3. P Petráček, V Krátký and M Saska. Dronument: System for Reliable Deployment of Micro Aerial Vehicles in Dark Areas of Large Historical Monuments. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(2):2078-2085, April 2020. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{petracek2020ral,
    	author = "P. {Petr\'{a}\v{c}ek} and V. {Kr\'{a}tk\'{y}} and M. {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "{Dronument: System for Reliable Deployment of Micro Aerial Vehicles in Dark Areas of Large Historical Monuments}",
    	year = 2020,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "2078-2085",
    	keywords = "Aerial systems: applications; Aerial systems: Perception and autonomy;Localization",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2020.2969935",
    	issn = "2377-3774",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/petracek2020ral.pdf"
    }
    
  4. Vít Krátký, Pavel Petráček, Tomáš Báča and Martin Saska. An autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle system for fast exploration of large complex indoor environments. Journal of Field Robotics, pages 1-24, May 2021. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{kratky2021exploration,
    	author = "Krátký, Vít and Petráček, Pavel and Báča, Tomáš and Saska, Martin",
    	title = "An autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle system for fast exploration of large complex indoor environments",
    	journal = "Journal of Field Robotics",
    	pages = "1-24",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "May",
    	keywords = "aerial robotics, exploration, extreme environments, GPS-denied operation, planning",
    	doi = "https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.22021",
    	pdf = "https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/rob.22021"
    }
    
  5. V Krátký, P Petráček, V Spurný and M Saska. Autonomous Reflectance Transformation Imaging by a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5(2):2302-2309, April 2020. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @article{kratky2020ral,
    	author = "V. {Kr\'{a}tk\'{y}} and P. {Petr\'{a}\v{c}ek} and V. {Spurn\'{y}} and M. {Saska}",
    	journal = "IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters",
    	title = "{Autonomous Reflectance Transformation Imaging by a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles}",
    	year = 2020,
    	volume = 5,
    	number = 2,
    	pages = "2302-2309",
    	doi = "10.1109/LRA.2020.2970646",
    	month = "April",
    	pdf = "data/papers/kratky2020ral.pdf"
    }
    
Conference publications:  
  1. A Ahmad, V Walter, P Petracek, M Petrlik, T Baca, D Zaitlik and M Saska. Autonomous Aerial Swarming in GNSS-denied Environments with High Obstacle Density. In 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). June 2021. PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{afzal2021Icra,
    	author = "A. {Ahmad} and V. {Walter} and P. {Petracek} and M. {Petrlik} and T. {Baca} and D. {Zaitlik} and M. {Saska}",
    	booktitle = "2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)",
    	title = "Autonomous Aerial Swarming in GNSS-denied Environments with High Obstacle Density",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "June",
    	pdf = "data/papers/afzal2021Icra.pdf"
    }
    
  2. Thulio Amorim, Tiago Nascimento, Pavel Petracek, Giulia Masi, Eliseo Ferrante and Martin Saska. Self-Organized UAV Flocking Based on Proximal Control. In 2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) (). July 2021, 1374–1382. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{amorim2021icuas,
    	author = "Amorim, Thulio and Nascimento, Tiago and Petracek, Pavel and de Masi, Giulia and Ferrante, Eliseo and Saska, Martin",
    	booktitle = "2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)",
    	title = "Self-Organized UAV Flocking Based on Proximal Control",
    	year = 2021,
    	month = "July",
    	volume = "",
    	number = "",
    	pages = "1374--1382",
    	doi = "10.1109/ICUAS51884.2021.9476847",
    	pdf = "https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9476847"
    }
    
Workshops:  
  1. P Petráček and M Saska. Decentralized Aerial Swarms Using Vision-Based Mutual Localization. In IEEE IROS (Second Workshop on Multi-robot Perception-Driven Control and Planning). 2018. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{iros2018petracek,
    	author = "P. {Petr\'{a}\v{c}ek} and M. {Saska}",
    	title = "{Decentralized Aerial Swarms Using Vision-Based Mutual Localization}",
    	year = 2018,
    	booktitle = "{IEEE IROS (Second Workshop on Multi-robot Perception-Driven Control and Planning)}"
    }
    
     
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