Martin Saska

Czech Republic

Dr. Martin Saska Dipl. Eng.

Future Forces Forum Multi-domain Advanced Robotic Systems (MARS) Conference 2018 MESAS 2018 - Modelling & Simulation for Autonomous Systems Conference Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Senior researcher
Czech Technical University in Prague

Presentation - autonomous drone hunter using onboard AI for safe elimination of unauthorized aerial systems

Using camera system and receivers, which are installed in the mentioned area, the system is capable of detecting any drone in the secured area. If there is any intruding drone in the area, the system detects it and immediately gives our drone armed with a safety net the permission to start. Defensive drone autonomously takes off and flies to the exact position of the intruding drone. The exact position of intruding drone is being updated and sent to the defensive drone continuously in the process in real time. Defensive drone then uses the on-board cameras as well as all other sensors for precise targeting of the intruding drone. As a result of this very precise targeting system our drone is able to calculate the trajectory of the target, predict it's exact movement and plan an offensive aerial maneuver. When the enemy drone is fully targeted, our drone launches a net to capture the intruding drone. After the intruding drone is caught in the net, the net stays attached to our defensive drone, so the enemy drone does not fall to the ground. Then our defensive drone proceeds and safely lands at a designated location with the enemy drone attached.

Curriculum Vitae

Education & Professional Experience

2006 – 2010  Dr.rer.nat. (=Ph.D.) - Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg, Germany. International Doctorate Program „Identification, Optimization and Control with Applications in Modern Technologies“ within the Elite Network of Bavaria.

1999 – 2005  Ing. (=M.Sc.) - Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of electrical engineering.

 January 2015 – now   Senior researcher at Czech Technical University in Prague. Founder and head of Multi-robot Systems Group (16 employers)

2009 – 2014  Research fellow at Czech Technical University in Prague

2006 – 2009  Research fellow at Julius Maximilians Universität Würzburg

 September 2011 – October 2011 & June 2013 & April 2016 & July 2018   University of Pennsylvania, USA. Research stays at group of Prof. Vijay Kumar.

March 2008 – May 2008   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA . Research stay at Control and Decision Group of the Coordinated Science Laboratory

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