I like writing; in particular, algorithms to make mobile robots move and fly. My main research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, computer science, and optimal control. I work with planning algorithms under differential constraints for various mobile robotics use cases.
You can find my most recent CV here.
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in Robotics at the University of Southern Denmark under the supervision of professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz where I joined the Unmanned Aerial Systems Center in fall 2018. My research deals with energy modeling and optimization of autonomous mobile robots. Right now, I am working on simultaneous path planning and task scheduling for the Optrerra drone, an aerial robot employed for precision agriculture. I have been researching different techniques for this purpose, including optimal state estimation, data-driven control, and MPC.
I was previously with the Altair Robotics Lab at the University of Verona, where I earned my M.Sc. in Computer Science (2018), advised by professor Paolo Fiorini. My thesis examined indirect methods for trajectory optimization with intermediate constraints for quadrotors.
I grew up swimming and programming in western Slovakia. Specifically, between Bratislava and Sasinkovo, a tiny winemakers' village situated a little less than an hour drive from the capital where I spent most of my summers. I am a space exploration enthusiast, and in my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such as open water swimming, hiking, cycling, and running.