Hi 👋! I am a Postdoc at Yale University's GRAB Lab, where I investigate robotic applications involving ground and aerial robots. My research focuses on robotics and computer science and involves autonomous robots in different environmental use cases.
I did my Ph.D. work (2022) in robotics at the Unmanned Aerial Systems Center at the University of Southern Denmark with Professor Ulrik Pagh Schultz, where I developed simultaneous path planning and task scheduling for the Opterra drone, an aerial robot for precision agriculture. I have been researching different techniques for this, including periodic modeling, data-driven control, and coverage planning.
I got my M.Sc. (2018) in computer science at the Altair Robotics Lab at the University of Verona in Italy with Professor Paolo Fiorini, where I studied obstacle avoidance and trajectory generation using indirect methods for quadrotors.
I grew up in western Slovakia, bouncing between Bratislava and Sasinkovo, a small winemakers' village less than an hour's drive from the capital. Outside of my work, I love outdoor activities such as open water swimming, hiking, cycling, and running.