Design and implementation of algorithms for coordination and cooperation in teams of autonomous robotic entities is no longer a matter of theoretical research only as their deployment in field scenarios grows rapidly. We thus not only design novel algorithms and approaches but also verify their features by deploying them on real hardware assets. At present we focus mainly on the area of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), where we deploy algorithms on both fixed-wing assets and VTOLs. This allows us to verify validity of basic assumptions of designed algorithms in terms of communication and computational requirements, physical restrictions, uncertainty and robustness. Besides verification of distributed mission control algorithms we also develop new ones for 3D trajectory planning and collision avoidance. Within this research area we also focus on design of human-machine interfaces and integration of real aerial assets into mixed simulations together with simulated entities.

 Contact person: Milan Rollo