Organisation: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Address: Ilkovičova 3, 81219 Bratislava, Slovakia
Contact: Msc. Jozef Rodina, Ph.D. (Tel: +421 2 60 291 608, jozef.rodina(at)stuba.sk)
The team Eyefly consists of 5 young people (26 - 29 years old) interested in robotics. All members received their Master’s degree at Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.
Four of them, namely Msc. Jozef Rodina, Ph.D. , Msc. Ľuboš Chovanec, Msc. Tomáš Fico and Msc. Anežka Chovancová, studied Robotics and Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Msc. Michal Tölgyessy studied Computer and Communication Systems and Networks at the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies. The team leader is Msc. Jozef Rodina, Ph.D., who received his doctoral degree in Automation and Control. He currently works as a researcher at the university in the field of inertial navigation systems, servo systems and embedded systems. Msc. Michal Tölgyessy, Ph.D. focuses on human robot interaction based mostly on 3D sensing, visual systems, pattern recognition and gesture recognition. The remaining team members are doctoral students. Msc. Ľuboš Chovanec’s research activities are in the field of mechatronics systems, servo systems, low-damped system and visual systems. Msc. Tomáš Fico is interested in developing electronics, mechatronics systems and sensor systems, specifically RADAR technology. The last member of the team is Msc. Anežka Chovancová. Her field of interest includes sensor systems and mechatronics systems.
Our team cooperates with industrial companies for developing new solutions (patents), also has participated in few robotics competitions and public exhibitions in Slovakia. We have experience in the design and construction of flying robots, multiple legs robots and spherical robots. In recent years, we have concentrated on robots guided by vision system. The team is divided into 2 subgroups according to the challenge:
- Vision based localization and reconstruction(Chovanec, Tölgyessy) – 2D, 3D reconstruction of the obstacles, localization of the robot, environment mapping.
- State estimation, control and navigation (Chovancová, Rodina, Fico) – sensor filtering, attitude and position control, waypoint navigation.
List of the most relevant publications:
- Tölgyessy, M., Chovanec, Ľ., Pásztó, P., Hubinský, P.: A Plane Based Real-Time Algorithm for Controlling a Semi-Autonomous Robot with Hand Gestures Using the Kinect. In: International Journal of Imaging and Robotics. Vol. 13, Iss.
- 2014, pp. 126-133. 2. Pásztó, P., Kľúčik, M., Chovanec, Ľ., Tölgyessy, M., Hanzel, J., Khanh, D.Q., Hubinský, P.: Object Relative Position Estimation Based on Hough Transform Using One Camera.In: International Journal of Imaging and Robotics. Vol. 13, Iss. 2, 2014, pp. 1-11.
- Tölgyessy, M., Hubinský, P.: The Kinect Sensor in Robotics Education. In Robotics in Education 2011: 2nd International Conference. Vienna, Austria, 2011, pp. 143--146.
- Palkovič, L., Rodina, J., Chovanec, Ľ., Hubinský, P.: Integration of Inertial Measuring Unit Platform into MATLAB Simulink. In 9th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, Nizhny Novogorod, Russia. New York: IFAC, 2012, pp. 200-205.
- Rodina, J., Hubinský, P.: Stability Control Design of SegwayTM Like Differential Drive by Using MEMS Sensors. Metalurgija. Metallurgy, Vol. 49, Iss. 2, 2010, pp. 483-487.
- Chovancová, A., Rodina, J., Hubinský, P.: Modelling of the VTOL Micro Aerial Mobile Robot. ATP Journal plus č. 1: Modelling of Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems. 2012, pp. 104-107.