Publications

This section contains publications of different nature such as conference papers and journal articles. 📚📄

Presentations

  1. European Robotics Forum 2017: MultiDrone Poster ERF
  2. European Robotics Forum 2017: MultiDrone Presentation ERF
  3. H2020 Robotics and Autonomous systems briefing event 2017: MultiDrone Presentation
  4. ICCV2017 Tutorial: Drone vision for cinematography
    A)  Drone Vision and Cinematography: An Overview
    B)  Real-time Visual SLAM
    C)  Multisensor Fusion for Target Tracking
    D)  Drone Formation and Flight Control
    E)  Deep Learning for Drone Vision in Cinematography
    F)  Drone Cinematography
    G)  Privacy Protection Technologies in Drones

MultiDrone in the Media

The Weblog DroneBelow picked up one of the scientific papers pusblished through MultiDrone. The article describes the MultiDrone approach discussed in the paper and gives some of the examples mentioned. It was published September 6th 2018.

Screenshot of the Article on the Horizon Website

MultiDrone was featured in an article by Joe Dodgshun in Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation Magazine on July 11th. 2017. The article is based on an interview with Project Coordinator Professor Ioannis Pitas from the University of Thessaloniki (formerly University of Bristol).


An overview and the aims of MultiDrone were presented in two french regional newspapers. The CEO of Alerion (AIR), Ms Didelot, gave interviews to the Est Républicain newspaper, the main newspaper of the Grand Est region in France and the Villers Nouvelles magazine, the local magazine of Alerion’s location in France.


MultiDrone is mentioned in an article on a research project at the ETH Zurich, focusing on an algorithm that enables drones to film dynamic scenes independently in the way that directors and cinematographers intend.

Collage of images from the articles

In promoting the “Drone School & Workshops: Deep learning and Computer vision for drone imaging and cinematography” Summer School, the University of Thessaloniki sent out a press release, which was picked up and reported about by 13 websites and media outlets in the Thessaloniki area (e.g. seleo thessaloniki, parallaxi magazine, thessnews). Furthermore Prof. Ioannis Pitas gave two radio interviews to greek radio stations (“FM 100” in the “The Words of the City” on May 23rd, 2018 and “FM 104.9” in the “Panorama” on May 24th, 2018) in the area.

Scientific Papers

 

No. Title Authors Publication
01 Decentralized safe conflict resolution for multiple robots in dense scenarios Ferrera, E.; Capitán, J.; Castaño, A. R and Marrón, P. J In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 91: pp 179-193, 2017
02 Fast Deep Convolutional Face Detection in the Wild Exploiting Hard Sample Mining D. Triantafyllidou, P. Nousi, A. Tefas Big Data Research, accepted for publication, 2017
03 Semi-Supervised Subclass Support Vector Data Description for image and video classification V. Mygdalis, A. Iosifidis, A. Tefas, I. Pitas Neurocomputing, accepted for Publication, 2017
04 Lightweight Two-Stream Convolutional Face Detection D. Triantafyllidou, P. Nousi, A.Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, August, 2017
05 Human Crowd Detection for Drone Flight Safety Using Convolutional Neural Networks M.Tzelepi, A.Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, 2017
06 Concept Detection and Face Pose Estimation Using Lightweight Convolutional Neural Networks for Steering Drone Video Shooting N. Passalis, A. Tefas in 25th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Kos, Greece, 2017
07 Improving Face Pose Estimation using Long-Term Temporal Averaging for Stochastic Optimization N. Passalis, A. Tefas 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017, Athens, Greece, August 25-27, 2017
08 Discriminatively Trained Autoencoders for Fast and Accurate Face Recognition P. Nousi, A. Tefas 18th International Conference on Engineering Applications of Neural Networks, EANN 2017, Athens, Greece, August 25-27, 2017
09 Face detection Hindering P. Chriskos, J. Munro, V. Mygdalis, I. Pitas 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), Quebec, Montreal, November 14-16, 2017
10 2D visual tracking for sports UAV cinematography applications O. Zachariadis, V. Mygdalis, I. Mademlis, I. Pitas 5th IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GLOBALSIP), Montreal, Canada, November 14-16, 2017
11 A Multidrone Approach for Autonomous Cinematography Planning A. Torres-Gonzalez, J. Capitan, R. Cunha, A. Ollero and I. Mademlis 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference (ROBOT), 2017
12 Learning Bag-of-Features Pooling for Deep Convolutional Neural Networks N. Passalis, A. Tefas in International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, 2017
13 Cooperative perimeter surveillance usingBluetooth framework under communicationconstraints J.M. Aguilar, Pablo Ramon Soria, B.C. Arrue and A. Ollero 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference, ROBOT2017, 2017
14 Self-Supervised Auto-encoders for Clustering and Classification P. Nousi, A. Tefas Evolving Systems Journal, 23 May 2018, pp 1-14, Springer
15 Applying Frontier Cells Based Exploration and Lazy Theta* Path Planning over Single Grid-Based World Representation for Autonomous Inspection of Large 3D Structures with an UAS Margarida Faria, Ivan Maza and Antidio Viguria Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, 24 March 2018, pp 1-21, Springer
16 Discriminative Optimization: Theory and Applications to Computer Vision Problems J. Vongkulbhisal, F. De la Torre, and J. P. Costeira IEEE-Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 16 April 2018, pp 1-26, IEEE
17 Integrated Visual Servoing Solution to Quadrotor Stabilization and Attitude Estimation Using a Pan and Tilt Camera. D. Cabecinhas, S. Brás, R. Cunha, C. Silvestre, P. Oliveira IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 17 November 2017, pp 1-16, IEEE
18 Neurons With Paraboloid Decision Boundaries for Improved Neural Network Classification Performance N. Tsapanos, A. Tefas, N. Nikolaidis and I. Pitas IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), 14 June 2018, pp 1-11, IEEE
19 Unsupervised Knowledge Transfer using Similarity Embeddings N. Passalis, A. Tefas IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS), 27 June 2018 (accepted)
20 Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Information Analysis with Limited Computing Resources P. Nousi, E. Patsiouras, A. Tefas, I. Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
21 Overview of drone cinematography for sports filming I. Mademlis, V. Mygdalis, C. Raptopoulou, N.Nikolaidis, N. Heise, T. Koch, T. Wagner, A. Messina, F. Negro, S. Metta, I.Pitas European Conference on Visual Media Production (CVMP), London, UK, 2017
22 Challenges in Autonomous UAV cinematography: An overview AI. Mademlis, V. Mygdalis, N. Nikolaidis, I. Pitas IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), San Diego, USA, 2018
23 Learning Multi-graph regularization for SVM classification V.Mygdalis, A.Tefas, I.Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
24 Recurrent Attention for Deep Neural Object Detection G. Symeonidis, A. Tefas Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SETN), Rio Patras, Greece, 2018
25 UAV Cinematography Constraints Imposed by Visual Target Tracking I. Karakostas, I. Mademlis, N. Nikolaidis, I. Pitas 2018 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Athens, Greece, October 7-10, 2018
26 Neural Network Knowledge Transfer using Unsupervised Similarity Matching N. Passalis, A. Tefas International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Beijing, China, 2018
27 Efficient camera control using 2d visual information for unmanned aerial vehicle-based cinematography N. Passalis, A. Tefas, I. Pitas International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florence, Italy, 2018
28 Deep reinforcement learning for frontal view person shooting using drones N. Passalis, A. Tefas IEEE Conference on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems (EAIS), Rhodes, Greece, 2018
29 UAL: An Abstraction Layer for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles F. Real, A. Torres-González, P. Ramón-Soria, J. Capitán and A. Ollero International Symposium on Aerial Robotics (ISAR2018), Philadelphia, PA, USA, June 11- 12, 2018
30 Inverse Composition Discriminative Optimization for Point Cloud Registration J. Vongkulbhisal, B. I. Ugalde, F. De la Torre , J. P. Costeira IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2018, Salt Lake City, USA, 2018
31 The future of media production through multi-drones’ eyes A. Messina, S. Metta, M. Montagnuolo, F. Negro, V. Mygdalis, I. Pitas, J. Capitán, A. Torres, S. Boyle, D. Bull, F. Zhang International Broadcasting Convention, IBC 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 2018
32 Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Filming in Dynamic Unstructured Outdoor Environments I. Mademlis, N. Nikolaidis, A. Tefas , I. Pitas, A. Messina IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 36(1):147-153; December 2018
33 High-Level Multiple-UAV Cinematography Tools for Covering Outdoor Events I. Mademlis; V. Mygdalis; N. Nikolaidis; M. Montagnuolo; F., Negro; A. Messina; I. Pitas IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting PP(99):1-9; January 2019
34 A Multiple-UAV Software Architecture for Autonomous Media Production I. Mademlis, A. Torres-González, J. Capitán, R. Cunha, B.J.N. Guerreiro, A. Messina, F. Negro, C. Le Barz, T. Gonçalves, A. Tefas, N. Nikolaidis, I. Pitas EURASIP European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2019 Satellite Workshop: Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems, At A Coruña, Spain, January 2019
35 Communications for Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fleets in Outdoor Cinematography Applications I. Mademlis, P. Nousi, C. Le Barz, T. Gonçalves, I. Pitas EURASIP European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2019 Satellite Workshop: Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems, At A Coruña, Spain, January 2019
36 Shot Type Feasibility in Autonomous UAV Cinematography I. Karakostas; I. Mademlis; N. Nikolaidis; I. Pitas ICASSP 2019 – 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), At Brighton, UK, May 2019
37 Embedded UAV Real-Time Visual Object Detection and Tracking P. Nousi, I. Mademlis, A. Tefas , I. Karakostas, I. Pitas IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), At Irkutsk, Russia, August 2019
38 Computational UAV Cinematography for Intelligent Shooting Based on Semantic Visual Analysis F. Patrona, I. Mademlis, A. Tefas, I. Pitas IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), At Taipei, Taiwan, September 2019
39 Sensor-based 3-D Pose Estimation and Control of Rotary-wing UAVs using a 2-D LiDAR A. Gomes, B. J. Guerreiro, R. Cunha, C. Silvestre, P. Oliveira 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference, Robot 2017
40 LiDAR-Based Control of Autonomous Rotorcraft for the Inspection of Pierlike Structures Bruno J. Guerreiro, Carlos Silvestre, Rita Cunha, David Cabecinhas IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (2018)
41 Discriminative Optimization: Theory and Applications to Point Cloud Registration J. Vongkulbhisal, F. De la Torre, J. P. Costeira IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition-CVPR 2017
42 Combining a hierarchical task network planner with a constraint satisfaction solver for assembly operations involving routing problems in a multi-robot context J. Muñoz-Morera, F. Alarcon, I. Maza, A. Ollero International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (2018)
43 Efficient Lazy Theta* Path Planning over a Sparse Grid to Explore Large 3D Volumes with a Multirotor UAV M.Faria, R. Marín, M. Popović, I. Maza, A. Viguria Sensors (2019)
44 A 3-D Trailer Approach to Leader-Following Formation Control Pedro Pereira, Rita Cunha, David Cabecinhas, Carlos Silvestre, Paulo Oliveira IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2019
45 ROS-MAGNA, a ROS-based framework for the definition and management of multi-UAS cooperative mission Jose A. Millan-Romera, Hector Perez-Leon, Alejandro Castillejo-Calle, Ivan Maza, Anibal Ollero 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
46 An Agile Low-cost Testbed for Multi-Drone Target Tracking J.M. Amador, J.R. Martinez-de-dios, J.L. Paneque, A. Ollero Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED UAS)
47 Decentralized 3D Collision Avoidance for Multiple UAVs in Outdoor Environments Eduardo Ferrera, Alfonso Alcántara, Jesús Capitán, Angel Castaño, Pedro Marrón, Aníbal Ollero Sensors (2018)
48 Al-Robotics team: A cooperative multi-unmanned aerial vehicle approach for the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotic Challenge Ángel R. Castaño, Fran Real, Pablo Ramón-Soria, Jesús Capitán, Víctor Vega, Begoña C. Arrue, Arturo Torres-González, Aníbal Ollero Journal of Field Robotics (2018)
49 Distributed Mission Execution for Aerial Cinematography with Multiple Drones Torres-Gonzalez, A.; Alcantara, A.; Sampaio, V.; Capitan, J.; Guerreiro, B.; Cunha, R. and Ollero, A. EUSIPCO. Satellite Workshop on Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems
50 Risk Assessment based on SORA Methodology for a UAS Media Production Application Carlos Capitan, Jesus Capitan, Angel R. Castano, Anibal Ollero 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
51 Optimal Trajectory Planning for Autonomous Drone Cinematography Bahareh Sabetghadam, Alfonso Alcantara, Jesus Capitan, Rita Cunha, Anibal Ollero, Antonio Pascoal 2019 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR)
52 Autonomous cinematography with teams of drones Capitán, J.; Torres-González, A. and Ollero, A. Workshop on Aerial Swarms. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019
53 Autonomous 3D Exploration of Large Structures Using an UAV Equipped with a 2D LIDAR Margarida Faria, António Sérgio Ferreira, Héctor Pérez-Leon, Ivan Maza, Antidio Viguria Sensors (2019)
54 An Aerial Robot Path Follower Based on the ‘Carrot Chasing’ Algorithm Hector Perez-Leon, Jose Joaquin Acevedo, Jose A. Millan-Romera, Alejandro Castillejo-Calle, Ivan Maza, Anibal Ollero Robot 2019: Fourth Iberian Robotics Conference – Advances in Robotics, Volume 2
55 Autonomous UAV Cinematography: A Tutorial and a Formalized Shot Type Taxonomy Ioannis Mademlis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas, Tilman Wagner, Alberto Messina ACM Computing Surveys (2019)
56 Shot type constraints in UAV cinematography for autonomous target tracking Iason Karakostas, Ioannis Mademlis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Pitas Information Sciences (2019)
57 3D Object Pose Estimation using Multi-Objective Quaternion Learning Christos Papaioannidis, Ioannis Pitas IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 2019
58 Exploiting multiplex data relationships in Support Vector Machines Vasileios Mygdalis, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas Pattern Recognition (2019)
59 Graph Embedded Convolutional Neural Networks in Human Crowd Detection for Drone Flight Safety Maria Tzelepi, Anastasios Tefas IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, 2019
60 Deep autoencoders for attribute preserving face de-identification Paraskevi Nousi, Sotirios Papadopoulos, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas Signal Processing: Image Communication (2020)
61 Training Lightweight Deep Convolutional Neural Networks Using Bag-of-Features Pooling Nikolaos Passalis, Anastasios Tefas IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2018)
62 Long-term temporal averaging for stochastic optimization of deep neural networks Nikolaos Passalis, Anastasios Tefas Neural Computing and Applications (2019)
63 Continuous drone control using deep reinforcement learning for frontal view person shooting Nikolaos Passalis, Anastasios Tefas Neural Computing and Applications (2019)
64 Class-specific discriminant regularization in real-time deep CNN models for binary classification problems Maria Tzelepi, Anastasios Tefas Neural Processing Letters (2019)
65 Deep reinforcement learning for controlling frontal person close-up shooting Nikolaos Passalis, Anastasios Tefas Neurocomputing (2019)
66 Adversarial Face De-Identification Efstathios Chatzikyriakidis, Christos Papaioannidis, Ioannis Pitas 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
67 Joint Lightweight Object Tracking and Detection for Unmanned Vehicles Paraskevi Nousi, Danai Triantafyllidou, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
68 Semantic Map Annotation Through UAV Video Analysis Using Deep Learning Models in ROS Efstratios Kakaletsis, Maria Tzelepi, Pantelis I. Kaplanoglou, Charalampos Symeonidis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas MultiMedia Modeling – 25th International Conference, MMM 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece, January 8–11, 2019, Proceedings, Part II
69 Deep Convolutional Feature Histograms for Visual Object Tracking Paraskevi Nousi, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas ICASSP 2019 – 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
70 On Detecting and Handling target occlusions in Correlation-filter-based 2D tracking Iason Karakostas, Vasileios Mygdalis, Anastasios Tefas, Ioannis Pitas 2019 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)
71 Incremental Label Propagation on Facial Images Efstratios Kakaletsis, Anastasios Tefas, Nikos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Pitas 2019 IEEE 29th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP)
72 Gimbal Control for Vision-based Target Tracking R. Cunha, M. Malaca, V. Sampaio, B. Guerreiro, P. Nousi, I. Mademlis, A.Tefas and I.Pitas European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Satellite Workshop: Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems, A Coruna, Spain, 2019
73 Improving Neural Non-Maximum Suppression for Object Detection by Exploiting Interest-Point Detectors Charalampos Symeonidis, Ioannis Mademlis, Nikos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Pitas 2019 IEEE 29th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP)
74 Quality Preserving Face De-identification against deep CNNs Panteleimon Chriskos, Rosen Zhelev, Vasileios Mygdalis, Ioannis Pitas 2018 IEEE 28th International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP)
75 Discriminant Analysis Regularization in Lightweight Deep CNN Models Maria Tzelepi, Anastasios Tefas 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
76 Improving the Performance of Lightweight CNN models using Minimum Enclosing Ball Regularization Maria Tzelepi, Anastasios Tefas 2019 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO)
77 A Subjective Study of Viewing Experience for Drone Videos Using Simulated Content Stephen Boyle, Fan Zhang, David R. Bull 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP)
78 Environment Capture and Simulation for UAV Cinematography Planning and Training S. Boyle, M. Newton, F. Zhang and D. Bull European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Satellite Workshop: Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems, A Coruna, Spain, 2019
79 Potential UAV Landing Sites Detection Through Digital Elevation Models Analysis E. Kakaletsis and N. Nikolaidis European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Satellite Workshop: Signal Processing, Computer Vision and Deep Learning for Autonomous Systems, A Coruna, Spain, 2019

 

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