Free-flight concept is a modern approach to flexible collision free air traffic control investigated mainly in the context of unmanned aerial assets. Agent Technology Center (ATG) at the Czech Technical University designed and developed AGENTFLY, a multi-agent simulation environment used for a variety of coordinated UAA scenarios. Several collision avoidance methods (e.g. based on visual flight rules, based on peer-to-peer negotiation, based on multi-party interaction or prediction) and a specific A* based planning algorithm were successfully tested and demonstrated in AGENTFLY system. During my talk I will share with the audience experience collected during the AGENTFLY system development, will present several demos and will comment on industrial take up of the system.
Dr Michal Pechoucek
Dr. Michal Pechoucek is a head of Agent Technology Center and Deputy head of the Department of Cybernetics, Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). He is an Associate professor in Artificial Intelligence at CTU. He graduated the University of Edinburgh and completed his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetics at CTU. Michal Pechoucek has acted as a principal investigator on more than 20 research projects funded by AFRL/EOARD, ONR, ARL, CERDEC and FAA. Besides, Michal Pechoucek has collaborated with international industries such as Rockwell Automation, BAE Systems, Cadence Design Systems, TSystems, Denzo and NASA. Michal Pechoucek is a visiting/honorary member of Artificial Intelligence Application Institute, University of Edinburgh, is member of the Advisory board of Center of Advanced Information Technologies at State University of New York, University of Bingahmton where he was a visiting professor, visiting postdoctoral researcher at the University of Calgary and he was a member of the AgentLinkIII European Coordinating Action management committee. Michal Pechoucek is an author or co-author of SCI cited publications in proceedings of international conferences and journal papers, PC member and a co-chair of relevant conferences and workshops. Michal Pechoucek was a chair and is a member of EUMAS advisory board and member of CEEMAS steering committee.