Hi 👋! I am a Postdoc at the GRAB Lab at Yale University in the U.S., building ways for surveying biodiversity using mobile ground-based and aerial robots. My main research interests lie at the intersection of robotics, computer science, and optimal control, which I am applying to the navigation and control of field robots.
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 Optrerra 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 Verona University in Italy with professor Paolo Fiorini, where I studied obstacle avoidance and trajectory generation using indirect methods 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 one 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.